July 8, 2020 Microbiology 0

Antifungal agents are antimicrobial agents that kill or inhibit the growth of pathogenic fungi. Fungal infection is treated using antifungal drugs. Some of the drugs […]


June 22, 2020 Microbiology 0

Chloramphenicol is a protein synthesis inhibitor but the antibiotic unlike other drugs that interfere with bacterial protein biosynthesis (e.g. tetracycline and aminoglycosides) binds to the […]


June 22, 2020 Microbiology 0

Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Aminoglycosides are antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis like the tetracyclines, and they also bind to the 30S ribosomal subunit of […]


June 22, 2020 Microbiology 0

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is derived from the earlier quinolones. Nalidixic acid is a typical example of a quinolone; and both the quinolones […]