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Antimicrobial Agents

SpecialChem / Sep 5, 2012

In contrast to Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria do not possess an outer membrane. The cytoplasmic membrane is surrounded by an up to 25 nm thick layer of peptidoglycan (which is only up to 5 nm for Gram-negative bacteria) which forms the cell wall. Main purpose of the cell wall of Gram-positives is to maintain bacterial shape and to counteract the internal bacterial cell pressure. Pe

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