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Activity 1.2.1 Antibiotic Therapy INTRODUCTION Specific antibiotics are effective at preventing the growth of certain strains of bacteria. The effectiveness of antibiotics is dependent on the mechanism of action of the drug and the structure of the bacteria. For example, certain antibiotics are effective against Gram-negative bacteria; whereas, other antibiotics are effective against Gram-positive bacteria. Now that Sue Smith has been diagnosed with a Neisseria menigitidis bacterial infection, her doctor needs to prescribe the correct antibiotic to treat her infection and save her life. In this activity, you will review bacterial structure, investigate various types of antibiotics and their mode of action against the bacteria they target, and suggest an antibiotic treatment for Sue Smith. EQUIPMENT Computer with internet access Laboratory journal Colored pencils Procedure 1. Review the structure of a bacterial cell. Refer to Figure 1 and consult additional websites if desired.
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  • Fall '16
  • Joseph Begeny
  • Bacteria, Laboratory journal, specific antibiotics

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