Fig. 3: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics:
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.

Illustration of Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics:
Altering the Target Site for the Antibiotic to Reduce or Block its Binding
.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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