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PostSubject: How do Antibiotics work?   12/03/09, 09:04 pm

Antibiotics will effect one of two things--


Cell Wall
-interfers with the mechanisms that make the cell wall.
-the cell wall disappears
-the cell is exposed to the water, it takes too much in and explodes


Ribosomes
-interferes withe the mechanisms used to make ribosomes
-now the cells have no ribosomes, so they can reproduce or make proteins
-the cell dies.
-IF THE RIBOSOMAL STRUCTURE IN PROKARYOTES AND EUKARYOTES WAS NOT DIFFERENT, THIS WOULD AFFECT THE HOST'S CELLS AS WELL. Because they are different, the bacteria can be destroyed without harming the host
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