Microbiology Day Four Assignment

Answer Critical Thinking Question 2 for Chapter 7 on page 206 and Clinical Application Question 1 for Chapter 8 on page 243. Answers should be submitted in a word document with any associated references used.

Day four assignment

206 question:For each of the following bacteria, explain why is is often resistant to disinfectant




question number one chapter 8

Ciprofloxacin erythromycin, and acyclovir are used to treat microbial infections, Ciprofloxacin inhibits DNA gyrase. Erythromycin binds in front of the A site on the 50S subunit of a ribosome Acyclovir is a guanine analog.

a) What steps in protein synthesis are inhibited by each drug?

b) Which drug is more effective against bacteria?why?

c) Which drugs will have effects on the host’s cells?why

d) Use the index to identify the disease for which acyclovir is primarily used . Why is it more effective than erythromycin for treating this diseaese

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