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barry barry
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10 years ago
Penicillin does not directly kill bacteria. Why do cells usually die in the presence of penicillin?
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3 months ago
Without a cell wall, a bacterial cell is vulnerable to outside water and molecular pressures, which causes the cell to quickly die. Since human cells do not contain a cell wall, penicillin treatment results in bacterial cell death without affecting human cells.
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