Fig. 9: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics:
Producing Greater Amounts of the Limited Enzyme
that is Being Tied Up or Inactivated by the Antibiotic

A bacterium producing greater amounts of the limited enzyme being tied up or inactivated by the antimicrobial agent. Although some enzyme is tied up by the drug, there is still enzyme available to react with its substrate and produce end products.


Illustration of Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics: Producing Greater Amounts of the Limited Enzyme that is Being Tied Up or Inactivated by the Antibiotic .jpg
by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.,
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: September, 2018
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