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Muramic acid is an amino sugar acid. In terms of chemical composition, it is the ether of lactic acid and glucosamine. It occurs naturally as N-acetylmuramic acid in peptidoglycan, whose primary function is a structural component of many typical bacterial cell walls.
Chlamydia bacterial species notably lack muramic acid in their cell wall, thus do not gram stain.
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