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Search Results for: peptidoglycan

Peptidoglycan

Definition noun, plural: peptidoglycans (1) A glycan (a polysaccharide) attached to short cross-linked oligopeptides in the... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Cross-linking

Cross-linking Definition Cross-linking, in general, means the forming of cross-links between the joining structures. In... Read More

Middle lamella

Definition noun plural: middle lamellae ˈmɪdəl ləˈmɛl.ə A pectin-rich intercellular material that glues the... Read More

Secondary cell wall

Definition noun plural: secondary cell walls ˈsɛkənˌdɛɹi sɛl wɔːl The layer of the plant cell wall that forms... Read More

Primary cell wall

Definition noun plural: primary cell walls ˈpɹaɪməɹi sɛl wɔːl The layer of the plant cell wall that forms prior to... Read More

Gram-positive cocci

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive coccus A group of spherical bacteria that retains the violet stain following gram... Read More

Glycoprotein

Definition noun, plural: glycoproteins Any of the conjugated proteins, characterized by having one or more... Read More

Lysozyme

Definition noun, plural: lysozymes A glycosidase that assists in the hydrolysis of glycosidic bond between N-acetyl muramic... Read More

Prokaryote

Prokaryote refers to any of the group of organisms primarily characterized by the lack of true nucleus and other... Read More

Gram-positive bacilli

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacillus A group of rod-shaped bacterial cells that appears violet through Gram's... Read More

Glycolipid

Definition noun, plural: glycolipids A carbohydrate, usually an oligosaccharide, that is covalently linked to a lipid... Read More

Glycoconjugate

Definition noun, plural: glycoconjugates A carbohydrate chemically linked to another compound, e.g. lipid or... Read More

Glaucophyte

Definition noun, plural: glaucophytes Any of the freshwater microscopic algae of the Kingdom... Read More

Glycosidase

Definition noun, plural: glycosidases (biochemistry) An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a... Read More

Clostridium tetani

Definition noun An obligate anaerobic rod shaped and gram-positive bacterium which appears to looks like a drumstick that is... Read More

Lycinibacillus fusiformis

Definition noun A long rod-shaped obligate aerobe organism that is able to utilize oxygen to metabolize numerous sugars... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

Definition noun A motile aerobic ellipsoidal spore forming rod organisms involved in gramicidin production an antimicrobial... Read More

Gram-indeterminate bacteria

Definition noun, singular: gram-indeterminate bacterium Bacteria that do not respond to gram staining and, therefore, are... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Gram-positive bacteria

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacterium A group of bacterial cells that retains the violet colour following ... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living thing pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the characteristics... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Gram-positive endospore-forming rods

Definition noun A group of rod-shaped bacteria that are positive to Gram's method and form... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Oligopeptide

Definition noun, plural: oligopeptides A peptide comprised of relatively small number of amino acid residues (i.e. about two... Read More

Peptide

Definition noun, plural: peptides A compound consisting of amino acids connected by an amide bond Supplement Peptides are... Read More

N-acetylglucosamine

Definition noun An amino sugar derivative of glucose, with a chemical formula of C8H15NO6, and serves as a major component... Read More

Murein

Definition noun A crystal lattice structure in the cell wall of eubacteria formed by the linear chains of two alternating... Read More

Mucopeptide

Definition noun A crystal lattice structure in the bacterial cell wall that is made up of linear chains of alternating amino... Read More