Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

STUDENT SECTION
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 151--153

Bacterial capsule, colony morphology, functions, and its relation to virulence and diagnosis


Venkataramana Kandi 
 Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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Venkataramana Kandi
Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana
India

Microorganisms possess many virulence factors that are usually decided by their genetic makeup. Not many virulence determinants of bacteria are phenotypically expressed. Capsule is one such bacterial organelle, which displays many functions that include adherence, resistance to immune clearance, protection against environmental factors, and many others including the typing of bacteria based on their specific capsular antigen and rapid diagnosis of capsulated bacterial infections using monoclonal/polyclonal anticapsular antibodies.


How to cite this article:
Kandi V. Bacterial capsule, colony morphology, functions, and its relation to virulence and diagnosis.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:151-153


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Kandi V. Bacterial capsule, colony morphology, functions, and its relation to virulence and diagnosis. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Sep 23 ];8:151-153
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