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Penicillin is a beta lactam antibiotic that inhibits Transpeptidase enzyme ( Penicillin binding protein). Transpeptidase is required for the cross linking of murein monomers required for cell wall synthesis. So as Penicillin binds to Transpeptidase it does not let it involved in cross linking of murein monomers and hence cell wall synthesis can't be ...


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This is a really good question that requires you to appreciate a few different details and to overcome a few implicit assumptions that you might perhaps have. The bacterial growth stages you refer to only apply to a population of bacteria. Individual cells do not undergo these stages. Relatedly, bacterial population growth stages are independent of the ...


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