Bacterial Cell Walls
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Comparison of Gram-negative (left)
and Gram-positive (right) cell walls
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Key:
Peptidoglycan layer (yellow)
Protein (purple)
Teichoic acid ( green)
Phospholipid ( brown)
Lipopolysaccharide (orange)

 

Bacterial cell walls
(separate images)
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Last updated January 06, 2001
by Peter Sforza psforza@vt.edu

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/~sforza/prokarote/cell_walls.html