peptidoglycan-based cell wall

id: GO:0009274
name: peptidoglycan-based cell wall
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

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.

Child Functions

GO:0009275Gram-positive-bacterium-type cell wall
GO:0009276Gram-negative-bacterium-type cell wall

Parent Functions

GO:0005618cell wall