Difference between Slime Layer and Capsule?


Bacterial cells secretes materials in forms of capsules or a slime layers. There are some differences between a slime layer and a capsule. A capsule is attached to a bacterium and has defined boundaries. Slime layers can be easily washed off and are loosely attached to bacterium.
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Capsule will dissolve in about two minutes, depending on what the tablet is, it could take hours to dissolve. Do a test, drop a tablet in a cup of water, not hot, then see how long
the similrity between slime layer and capsule in compositon of the structue each of them composed from polysacharid
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