Bacterial Cytoplasmic Membrane
Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Weiner, J. H. and Rothery, R. A. 2007. Bacterial Cytoplasmic Membrane. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
The bacterial cytoplasmic membrane is composed of a phospholipid bilayer and proteins and encloses the contents of the bacterial cell. Hydrophobic in nature, it acts as a barrier, preventing the leakage of the hydrophilic cytoplasmic constituents and protecting the inside of the cell from environmental insult.