Posted: June 6th, 2022
The discovery of the antibiotic Penicillin in the 1920s made a big impact on human history. Not only did it provide a cure for bacterial infections that were once deadly, but it also led to a golden age in discovery of new antibiotics. The great benefit of these drugs is that antibiotics inhibit the growth of bacterial cells or kill them outright, and yet, on the whole, do not harm eukaryotic cells.
Answer BOTH of the following questions:
Blocks cell wall synthesis
Blocks protein synthesis by binding to the 30S Unit of the ribosome
Blocks protein synthesis by binding to the 50S Unit of the ribosome
Inhibit folic acid synthesis
Blocks cross-linking of the peptidoglycan in the cell wall
Read this to enhance your understanding of the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells: How do antibiotics kill bacterial cells but not human cells?
See a comparison of bacterial and viral features here: Differences between bacteria and viruses.
Follow these guidelines for your paper:
Mobley, H. (2018). How do antibiotics kill bacterial cells but not human cells? Retrieved from:
Aryal, S. (2015). Differences between bacteria and viruses. Retrieved from:
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