peptidoglycan-based cell wall
name: peptidoglycan-based cell wall
Description: A protective structure outside the cytoplasmic membrane composed of peptidoglycan (also known as murein), a molecule made up of a glycan (sugar) backbone of repetitively alternating N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid with short, attached, cross-linked peptide chains containing unusual amino acids. An example of this component is found in Escherichia coli.
|Gram-positive-bacterium-type cell wall
|Gram-negative-bacterium-type cell wall