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the effects of antibiotics on bacteria

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Postby MrMistery » Thu May 26, 2005 6:36 pm

You don't remember what needing a grade is like, do you Patrick? :D :D :D
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Postby canalon » Thu May 26, 2005 6:39 pm

No, I don't rememeber sitting for any exam in the last 6 or 7 years....
And For this I trust my less than perfect memory :lol:

No grades for me, I just need to convince people to publish my papers. And I am not sure it is easier.

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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue May 31, 2005 11:27 pm

For Gram - bacteria, the antibiotics work less efficiently due to the fact they have a lipopolysaccharide layer. The gram + bacteria lack this which allows more antibiotics to prove useful in treating these bacteria.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:32 pm

The main differenece between Gram= and Gram- is Gram+ have a thincker cellular wall and lack that lipoproteic membrane at the exterior that Gram- have. That membrane is similar in structure to the plasma membrane
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Postby EmmVeePee » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:20 am

So Gram - bacteria are more resistant to ALL antibiotics and not those that just target the cell wall (NAG and NAM)? Does the lipoproteic layer just protect it from the antibiotics?
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