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What is chemical composition of glycocalyx Which is present in bacteria as their outermost covering?

What is chemical composition of glycocalyx Which is present in bacteria as their outermost covering?

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Simran Vinaik
askIITians Faculty 1231 Points
3 years ago
The glycocalyx is constructed of one or more sugars that are called saccharides. If more than one saccharide is present, the glycocalyx is described as being made of polysaccharide. In some glycocalyces, protein can also be present then it is called as glycoprotein.

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