Self Quiz for "How Bacteria May Resist Our Control Agents"
Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these question.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.
1. Name 2 bacteria that have low-permeability membrane barriers and are thereby intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics. (ans)
2. Describe 3 mechanisms (changes in the bacterium) that may enable a bacterium to resist an antibiotic.
3. State what the following stand for:
A. MRSA (ans)
B. VRE (ans)
4. Briefly describe R plasmids and state their significance in our attempts to treat infections with antibiotics. (ans)
5. Some penicillins are mixed with drugs called beta lactamase inhibitors. Why might this potentially be beneficial? (ans)
Kaiser's Microbiology Home Page
Copyright © Gary E. Kaiser
All Rights Reserved
Updated: Nov. 28, 2001
Please send comments and inquiries to Dr. Gary Kaiser