Enzyme that inactivates streptomycin

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Enzyme that inactivates streptomycin

Post by Layd33foxx » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:29 am

Why do you suppose Streptomyces griseus produces an enzyme that inactivates streptomycin?Why is this enzyme produced early in metabolism?
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Post by underwzc » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:30 am

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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