Fig. 4: Synthesis of Peptidoglycan Monomers
and Action of Bactoprenol, Step 5

Peptidoglycan monomers are synthesized in the cytosol of the bacterium where they attach to a membrane carrier molecule called bactoprenol.

The bactoprenols transport the peptidoglycan monomers across the cytoplasmic membrane and helps insert them into the growing peptidoglycan chains.

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