Involved in the biosynthesis of teichoic acid linkage units in the cell walls of some bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. This enzyme adds a second glycerol unit to the disaccharide linker of the teichoic acid. cf. EC 188.8.131.52, teichoic acid poly(glycerol phosphate) polymerase.
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