peptidoglycan (murein) | definition

the polymer of alternating N-acetylmuramic acid NAM and Nacetylglucosamine (NAG) subunits linked together by peptide chains; a major constituent of bacterial cell walls


Source:

Parker, N., Schneegurt, M., Thi Tu, A.-H., Forster, B. M., & Lister, P. (n.d.). Microbiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/microbiology


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