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antibiotics on bacterial growth

Postby Andy » Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:18 pm

Im doing some corsework on antibiotics and how they effect bacterial growth. looking at wheather a braod spectrum antibiotics are more effective than narrow spectrum antibiotics. help needed plz Andy
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:24 pm

What type of bacteria are you working with? Need that type of information - Thank-you
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Re: antibiotics on bacterial growth

Postby canalon » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:29 pm

Andy wrote:Im doing some corsework on antibiotics and how they effect bacterial growth. looking at wheather a braod spectrum antibiotics are more effective than narrow spectrum antibiotics. help needed plz Andy


Difference between broad- and narrow spectrum antibiotics are the number of type bacteria they are effective on. ISo defining what you mean by "effective" would be interesting...
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:09 pm

Right Canalon. Andy, I suggest that you go and look up the difference between broad spectrum antibiotics and narrow spectrum antibiotics. Then come back with some more specific questions...
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Postby zerotimbo2001 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:09 pm

Also... it would be wise to look at Beta Lactamases and remember its not briad or narrow spectram.... its about the suitability of targeting various points within the bacteria e.g. cell walll formation, usually an antibiotic which inhibits the alanine cross-linkage during replication is desirable.... try google scholar.... for this... so much info out there for this
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