Self Quiz for "Using Antibiotics and Chemical Agents to Control of Bacteria"
B. Ways in which our Control Agents Affect Bacteria

Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.

1. Matching:

_____ Alter bacterial 30S ribosomal subunits blocking translation. (ans)

_____ Inhibit peptidoglycan synthesis causing osmotic lysis. (ans)

_____ Alter bacterial 50S ribosomal subunits blocking translation. (ans)

_____ Inhibit nucleic acid synthesis. (ans)


A. macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, dirithromycin, troleandomycin, etc.), oxazolidinones (linezolid), and streptogramins

B. penicillins, monobactams, carbapenems, cephalosporins, and vancomycin

C. fluoroquinolones (norfloxacin, lomefloxacin, fleroxacin, ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, trovafloxacin, etc.), sulfonamides and trimethoprim, and metronidazole

D. aminoglycosides (streptomycin, neomycin, netilmicin, tobramycin, gentamicin, amikacin, etc.) and tetracyclines (tetracycline, doxycycline, demeclocycline, minocycline, etc.)

2. Describe 4 different ways antibiotics or disinfectants may affect bacterial structures or macromolecules and state how this ultimately causes harm to the cell.

A. (ans)

B. (ans)

C. (ans)

D. (ans)

3. Multiple Choice (ans)


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