how do antibiotics work?

Ken Frauwirth BioKen frauwirt at bacillus.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Apr 16 17:57:19 EST 1996

In article <4kue7v$gjs at>, Solyman Omar  <ap096 at> wrote:
>How do antibiotics affect the process of bacterial reproduction...anyone 
>please post if you know

This varies widely depending on the specific antibiotic, ranging from 
inhibition of cell wall synthesis (e.g. pennicilins) to inhibition of RNA
synthesis (Actinomycin D) to the blocking bacterial ribosome function 
(streptomycin, tetracycline, etc.) to interfering with ion transport 
(gramicidin A).

Ken Frauwirth (MiSTie #33025)                         _           _
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