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Difference between Bacterial Endospores and Vegetative Cells- A Comparison Table


Difference between Vegetative cell and endospores

Vegetative Cells vs Endospores of Bacteria
(Difference between Vegetative Cells and Endospores of Bacteria)

Endospore of bacteria

Bacterial Endospores under Phase-contrast microscope

Bacterial endospores are special tough, dormant and resistant spores produced by some Gram-positive bacteria of during unfavorable environmental conditions. They help the bacteria to endure the unfavorable conditions. The endospores are structurally, metabolically and functionally very different from bacterial vegetative cells. In the previous post, we have discussed about the Structure, Characteristics, Significance and Formation of Endospores. In this post, we will discuss about the Difference between a Bacterial Endospore and Vegetative Cell with a Comparison Table.

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