Medication and Drugs
Mycology or Fungi
Why are antibiotics made by fungi and bacteria?
What value is antibiotics to fungi?
Which types of infectious agents can be killed by antibiotics?
Why are antibiotics frequently added to sabouraud agar for isolation of fungi from clinical samples?
Asked in Environmental Issues, Mycology or Fungi
How do fungi defend themselves against bacteria in their habitat?
Asked in Science, Antibiotics
Which type of microbe can be killed by an antibiotic?
Asked in Mycology or Fungi
What bacteria and fungi are simple organisms used to make?
Are all STDs caused by bacteria and how are they treated?
Asked in Science, Medication and Drugs, Antibiotics
Can you identify a possible risk of overuse of antibiotics?
Which viruses do antibiotics kill?
Antibiotics are the chemicals produced by microorganisms to inhibit the growth of other microorganisms. most of the antibiotics are produced by fungi. Very few are produces by bacteria. For example the antibiotics Monobactum, Bacitracin and Polymixin B are produced by bacteria. They almost all act against other bacteria and not viruses. ( Amphotericin B acts against fungi and is too toxic.) In fact you do not have good drugs against viruses and then you conveniently avoid to talk about it.
Asked in Microbiology, Antibiotics
How did the study of microbes enable us to develop antibiotics?
Some bacteria, most notably species in the genus Streptomyces and Actinomycetes produce antibiotics as secondary metabolites. Aside from bacteria, some fungi such as Penicillium produce antibiotics as well. Scientists were then able to purify the antibiotics produced from the microbes for clinical purposes.
Why do fungi and some bacterias produce antibiotics?
Asked in Microbiology, Bacteria
What inspired Fleming to search for a drug to treat bacterial infections?
Fleming found that some bacteria produce antibiotics but by mistake. He made a streak plate and it became contaminated by a fungi. He noticed around the bacteria that there was a clear space and deducted that the clear space contained antibiotics made by the fungi. This fungi was called penicillin notatum. Later Florey and Chain actually isolated the substance called an antibiotic. This term means against life. This antibiotic was mass-produced and eventually was used by the troops in World War II.