Fig. 3: Bacterial Resistance
Altering the Target Site for the Antibiotic to Reduce or Block its Binding
A bacterium altering the target site of the antibiotic, in this case a 50S
ribosomal subunit. The drug is no longer able to bind to the ribosome and
block protein synthesis.
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