A @G02659@ formed by alternating residues of d-glucosamine and either muramic acid {2-amino-3-O-[(S)-1-carboxyethyl]-2-deoxy-d-glucose} or l-talosaminuronic acid (2-amino-2-deoxy-l-taluronic acid), which are usually N-acetylated or N-glycoloylated. The carboxyl group of the muramic acid is commonly substituted by a peptide containing residues of both l- and d-amino acids, whereas that of l-talosaminuronic acid is substituted by a peptide consisting of l-amino acids only.
PAC, 1988, 60, 1389. (Nomenclature of glycoproteins, glycopeptides and peptidoglycans (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1391 [Terms] [Paper]
White Book, 2nd ed., p. 85 [Terms] [Book]