Cell stuctures

Gram Positive Cell
-has a cell membrane
-has cell wall of peptioglycan with LTA (more than 30 layers of peptioglycan)

Gram Negative Cell
-has a plasma membrane
-has a peptioglycan cell wall (thin layers and NO LTA) about 5 layers
-has an outer membrane—a phospholipid inside layer and LPS outer layer
-has a periplasmic space between the plasma membrane and cell wall
-also has a capsule

Acid fast
-has a plasma membrane
-has a cell wall of peptioglycan with LTA
-has an outer membrane of mycolic acid that makes it dense/waxy. Makes it resistant to drying out and can survive a long
time in dry environments.

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