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Question

Explain the cellular functions that occur when antibiotics attack a bacteria cell.

2 Answer

  • Antibiotics can 
    1) stop bacteria from growing and dividing by interfering with nutrient uptake (bacteriostatic) 
    2) kill bacteria by disrupting cell wall (bacteriolytic) 
  • They are two procedures by which the antibiotic attacks the bacterial cells. One is by interfering with the bacteria's ability to repair its damaged DNA, by stopping the bacteria's ability to make what it needs to grow new cells, and the other is by weakening the bacteria's cell wall until it bursts.
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