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==Introduction==
 
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<br>Kristina Buschur<br><br>Introduce the l topic of your paperWhat microorganisms are of interest? Habitat? Applications for medicine and/or environment?<br>
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<br>Kristina Buschur<br><br>The ability of bacteria to quickly develop resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a huge hurdle in the path of disease treatmentThe glycylcycline class of antibiotics is one recently-developed tool to combat this problem. Derived from tetracycline, glycylcyclines have added substituents that interfere with the mechanisms bacteria employ to resist tetracycline, such as efflux pumps and ribosomal protection.<br><br>
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Currently tigecycline is the only antibiotic of the glycylcycline class in clinical use. The antibiotic works by binding to the 30S subunit of the ribosome and prevents amino-acyl tRNAs from binding to the A site.
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==Section 1==

Revision as of 04:43, 14 April 2009

Introduction


Kristina Buschur

The ability of bacteria to quickly develop resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a huge hurdle in the path of disease treatment. The glycylcycline class of antibiotics is one recently-developed tool to combat this problem. Derived from tetracycline, glycylcyclines have added substituents that interfere with the mechanisms bacteria employ to resist tetracycline, such as efflux pumps and ribosomal protection.

Currently tigecycline is the only antibiotic of the glycylcycline class in clinical use. The antibiotic works by binding to the 30S subunit of the ribosome and prevents amino-acyl tRNAs from binding to the A site.

Section 1


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Section 2


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Section 3


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Conclusion


Overall paper length should be 3,000 words, with at least 3 figures.

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Edited by student of Joan Slonczewski for BIOL 238 Microbiology, 2009, Kenyon College.