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In the Griffith’s experiment with the S and R strains, what was the role of the capsule?

In the Griffith’s experiment with the S and R strains, what was the role of the capsule?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The capsule served as a genetically-determined phenotype that they could easily and quickly detect.

    As far as the bacterium is concerned, the capsule decreases the ability of cells in the host to phagocytize the bacteria and thus it increases the pathogenicity of the bacterium.

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