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Fine structure of S-layers

Rachel, Reinhard ; Pum, D. ; Šmarda, J. ; Smajs, D. ; Komrska, J. ; Krzyzánek, V. ; Rieger, G. ; Stetter, Karl Otto


S-layers are now considered a common cell wall structure in Bacteria and Archaea as well as in some algae. Morphological and chemical studies have revealed that S-layers consist of crystalline arrays of protein or glycoprotein subunits forming oblique, square or hexagonal lattices on the cell surface. Electron microscopy and computer image enhancement techniques have been applied to obtain ...


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