Describe the four basic methods in which antimicrobial agents work.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 9:29 am ad1c9bdddf
In general, there are four ways to disrupt a microbe's ability to function and/or survive.
Some substances like penicillin inhibit cell wall formation in a microbe by disallowing the incorporation of vital components of the cell wall. This stops microbes from proliferating since they can neither regenerate a cell wall (a normal function in a typical cell) or make more cell wall for replication ...
This solution discusses the four ways a microbe's ability to function and/or survive can be disrupted in 255 words.