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Cross linked peptidoglycan complex from the inner cell wall of all Eubacteria. Constitutes 50% of the cell wall in gram-negative and 10% in gram-positive organisms and comprises _(1-4) linked N acetyl glucosamine and N acetyl muramic acid extensively cross linked by peptides.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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