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Cell envelopePeriplasm

Definition

The periplasm is the space between the inner and outer membrane in Gram-negative bacteria. In Gram-positive bacteria a smaller periplasmic space is found between the inner membrane and the peptidoglycan layer. Also used for the intermembrane spaces of fungi and organelles.

Synonyms

Periplasmic space

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Periplasm

GOi

periplasmic space [ GO:0042597 ]