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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.

Antibiotic Classes

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