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hi can any biologists tell me why amoxycillin inhibits the gram negative bacteria ecoli rather than the gram positive bacteria e coli?
i need to write it in my conclusion and i cant think why
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hi can any biologists tell me why amoxycillin inhibits the gram negative bacteria ecoli rather than the gram positive bacteria e coli?
i need to write it in my conclusion and i cant think why
thanxs
Didn't someone post a thread on this the other day?
http://www.uk-learning.net/showthread.php?t=32906
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Didn't someone post a thread on this the other day?
http://www.uk-learning.net/showthread.php?t=32906
yea thanxs but ive just found out that gram negative bacteria has been inhibited more than gram positive by amoxycillin :confused:
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yea thanxs but ive just found out that gram negative bacteria has been inhibited more than gram positive by amoxycillin :confused:
I thought that amoxicillin attacks gram negative bacteria only - because it can destroy the inner cell membrane and there isn't a secondary wall protecting the membrane as in Gram Postive bacteria, as enzymes in the periplasmic space destroy the antibiotic in the gram positive..? Maybe daveo/helenia can help..?
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hi can any biologists tell me why amoxycillin inhibits the gram negative bacteria ecoli rather than the gram positive bacteria e coli?
i need to write it in my conclusion and i cant think why
thanxs
Sweetie, where did you get this crap?
You know what gram negative and positive mean yes? (look it up on google, you'll find pretty pictures to explain)
Now how can there be gram + and gram - varieties of a bacteria family. THERE CAN'T!!!!
E coli is gram negative - it isn't very susceptible to penicillins
Staphs and Streps are gram positive - they are susceptible to penicillins

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