What advantage is afforded by bacterial cells that secrete antibiotics in the soil?
Bacteria are single-celled prokaryotic organisms. Prokaryotes are living organisms whose cells lack membrane-bound organelles such as mitochondria and chloroplasts. They also do not possess a nucleus.
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Reduced competition is the advantage afforded to bacterial cells when they secrete antibiotics. This is particularly helpful in soil environments...
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fromChapter 20 / Lesson 16
When people and animals develop a bacterial infection, they may be given antibiotics to help fight off their illness. Explore the definition, types, and side effects of antibiotics. Learn about the process to discover antibiotics, review how antibiotics work, and recognize that some bacteria are antibiotic-resistant.