Over time staph bacteria have become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. Which process explains how penicillin resistance developed?
Dec 3, 2016
- β-lactam antibiotics inhibit enzymes with a β-lactam ring, which binds to the enzyme in the bacteria cell.
- The bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by hydrolyzing the β-lactam ring.
- They do this by a blaZ gene, which codes for penicillinase.