My lab just found that using activated charcoal in an E. coli culture prevents tetracycline function. What kind of reaction could be causing this effect? Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ Some prior research is often helpful, even at the cursory google search level. For example, I was able to turn up this article: stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/430/eaas8966 If this kind of literature is not helpful, it helps to know why. $\endgroup$ Jun 12 at 22:12

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