Self Quiz for Prokaryotic Cell Anatomy: Ribosomes

Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
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1. Describe bacterial ribosomes. (ans)

2. State the function of ribosomes. (ans)

3. Define translation. (ans)

4. State, in a general sense, how antibiotics like neomycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, and azithromycin affect bacterial growth. (ans)

5. The tetracyclines (tetracycline, doxycycline) are antibiotics that bind to the 30S subunit of bacterial ribosomes. The macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin) are antibiotics that bind to the 50S subunit of bacterial ribosomes. Why won't these antibiotics be effective for fungal, protozoal, or viral infections? (ans)

6. Multiple Choice (ans)


Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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