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A description of the bacterial capsule and how it provides a survival advantage to some pathogens.

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The bacterial capsule is a loose collection of polymers produced by some pathogens. The capsule covers the bacterium, and its primary advantage is that it ...

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Discusses how the bacterial capsule can protect a pathogen from attack by the immune system