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Two types of antibiotics can be used: bacteriostatic vs. bacteriocidal
Bacteriostatic antibiotics do not kill the bacteria- their mode of action is to prevent the bacteria from growing or reproducing. Once the agent is removed, bacterial growth may resume. Bacteriocidal antibiotics function by killing the bacteria.
In addition to controlling growth, bacteriostatic antibiotics has been used previously to:
- Synchronize cell cycle of a population
- Investigate nucleoid segregation
You can search for antibiotic targets using the list below as well.
- Cellular Process
- Antimicrobial Peptides
- Beta-Lactam Antibiotics
- Ketolide Antibiotics
- Lincosamide Antibiotics
- Lipopeptide Antibiotics
- Oxazolidinone Antibiotics
- Tetracycline Antibiotics
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