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Capsules and slime
Protecting cell wall against attack by
various kind of antibacterial agents,
resistance to biocide solution, protect
against ingestion by phagocytes of the
host, protect against dessication
Chemical composition: water, only 2%
solids. Solids are complex
polysaccharide though some species
has polypeptide/protein.

glycogen: carbon storage .Inclusions and storage products 1. Polyphosphate : sometimes called metachromatic granules. poly-β .hydroxy butyric acid (PHB) 3. 2.