About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.
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Why do you suppose Streptomyces griseus produces an enzyme that inactivates streptomycin?Why is this enzyme produced early in metabolism?
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Streptomycin is an antibiotic that kills bacterial species. Therefore, S. griseus produces the enzyme to not be killed. This is an example of antibiotic resistance.
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