i know the answer to the following question but haven't been able to answer properly, can you please help?

Asked by  | 17th Dec, 2012, 11:03: PM

Expert Answer:

Antibiotics block specific metabolic pathways found in bacteria. Antibiotics act by targeting such features as the bacterial cell wall, 70S ribosomes, and enzymes that are specific to bacteria. Viruses do not have metabolic pathways like bacteria and therefore antibiotics do not work on viruses.

Answered by  | 19th Dec, 2012, 07:46: AM

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