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MembraneHost cell outer membraneHost membrane

Definition

The prokaryotic host cell outer membrane is the selectively permeable membrane which separates the prokaryotic periplasm from its surroundings in prokaryotes with 2 membranes. Traditionally only Gram-negative bacteria were thought of as having an outer membrane, but recent work has shown some Actinobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as well as at least 1 archaea (Ignicoccus hospitalis) have a cell outer membrane.

Synonyms

Host outer membrane

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Host cell outer membrane

Gene Ontology

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GOi

host cell plasma membrane [ GO:0020002 ]
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