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What are antibiotics? Give ‘two’ examples

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An antibiotic is a drug derived from living matter or microorganisms which is used to kill or prevent the growth of other microorganisms. The antibiotics are classified into two types—bactericidal (killing bacteria) and bacteriostatic (inhibits growth of bacteria).

Concept: Useful Role of Bacteria in Medicine
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Selina Concise Science Biology 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 9 Economic Importance of Bacteria and Fungi
Exercise 1 (Long answer type) | Q 5 | Page 90
Selina Concise Science Biology 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 9 Economic Importance of Bacteria and Fungi
Exercise 2 (Long answer type) | Q 1 | Page 95
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