... Many antibiotics such as penicillin destroy specific bacteria by interfering with the construction of bacterial cell walls. Other antibiotics disrupt the functions of the cell membrane, inhibit protein synthesis, inhibit nucleic acid synthesis, or inhibit metabolic activity. ... to the Gram stain, cellular response to free molecular oxygen (O2) is used to describe and identify bacterial cells (Table 9.4). ... These Sections are listed and described in Bergeya#39;s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology.
|Author||:||Michael H. Gerardi, Mel C. Zimmerman|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2004-11-11|