Thickness of peptidoglycan

Range Gram-negative few nanometers: Gram-positive 30 to 100 nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Silhavy TJ, Kahne D, Walker S. The bacterial cell envelope. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2010 May2(5):a000414. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a000414. p.10 right column top paragraphPubMed ID20452953
Comments "Whereas Gram-negative peptidoglycan is only a few nanometers thick, representing one to a few layers, Gram-positive peptidoglycan is 30–100 nm thick and contains many layers."
Entered by Uri M
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