Definition of teichoic acid in English:
A compound present in the walls of Gram-positive bacteria. It is a polymer of ribitol or glycerol phosphate.
- The ribitol teichoic acid is usually in the cell wall, and the glycerol teichoic acid is in the cell membrane, the periplasmic region, or in the cell.
- Both the teichoic acid and the lipoteichoic acid contain phosphorylcholine; two choline residues may be covalently added to each carbohydrate repeat.
- Ribitol teichoic acid is an important component of Staphylococcus aureus cell wall.
Definition of teichoic acid in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India