Sensitivity to Antimicrobial agents

Sensitivity to Antimicrobial agents - Gram Negative: LPS...

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Sensitivity to Antimicrobial agents: Gram Positive: Antimicrobial agents diffuse easily through the loose outer wall of Gram-positive bacteria. Peptidoglycan, which is abundant in Gram positive cell wall, is the attack site for any antimicrobial agent.
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Unformatted text preview: Gram Negative: LPS acts as a permeability barrier interspersed with narrow, restrictive protein channels called porins. It is hard for the antimicrobial agents to go through the narrow channels of the gram negative cell wall,...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course BIO 205 taught by Professor Mrs. during the Spring '08 term at Northern Virginia.

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