teichoic acidmedical dictionary

<biochemistry> Acidic polymers (glycerol or ribitol linked by phosphodiester bridges) found in cell wall of gram-positive bacteria. May constitute 10-50% of wall dry weight and are cross linked to peptidoglycan. Related to lipoteichoic acids.

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

(11 Mar 2008)

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