Bacteria

Bacteria

In this graphic are pictured the parts of a bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics. Bacteria are prokaryotic cells. Antimicrobial drugs are targeted against the cell wall, folic acid synthesis, bacterial genetic material, RNA synthesis, or bacterial protein synthesis.

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Antibiotics must cross the bacterial nuclear membrane to interfere with DNA.

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Bacteria have a cell wall. 

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The site of infection is the most important host factor when determining the dose of drugs.