Which bacteria have a capsule

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strep. pneumoniae


H influenzae

Neisseria mennigitidis

strep. pyogenes

bacillus anthracis


S agalactiae

Staph. epidermidis

E coli



V parahemolyticus


B pertussis

L pneumophilia

Y pestis

F tularensis

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There are fourteen different capsule types for bacteria. Some examples are: Bacillus megaterium, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus agalactiae.

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The S bacteria are surrounded by a capsule, so it is not engulfed by the host's white blood cells. That means that it is able to proliferate and spread. The R bacteria lack the capsule (like the mutant S bacteria), so the white blood cells are able to detect and eliminate them.

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There are some oral bacteria that produce extracellular capsules. The benefits of these extracellular capsules to these cells is added protection to the cell.

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