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1. Give an example of at least one antibiotic that is inactivated by each of the resistance mechanisms presented. Describe how each of these antibiotics normally acts on a bacterium to cause cell death.
2. Acinetobacter baumannii, also known as “Iraqibacter,” is resistant to ampicillin, ceftriaxone, fluoroquinolone, gentamicin, and tetracycline. What mechanisms may this bacterium utilize in order to gain such multidrugresistance?


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