Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria


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Which of the following statements about rifamycins is FALSE?

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1. Which step of gene expression do rifamycins inhibit?

2. Which bacterial process(es) do quinolones and fluoroquinolones inhibit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on inhibitors of DNA/RNA synthesis. Some of the questions will ask you to identify false statements. Others will ask you about bacterial processes and steps of gene expression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specifically, the assessment will test your knowledge of:

  • Quinolones and fluoroquinolones
  • Rifamycin antibiotics
  • The step of gene expression that rifamycins inhibit
  • Tuberculosis

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of quinolones and fluoroquinolones to determine which bacterial process they inhibit
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to prescribe an antibiotic for tuberculosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effectiveness of rifamycins

Additional Learning

If you need additional help, take a look at the corresponding lesson, Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define quinolones and fluoroquinolones and their functions
  • Understand bacterial DNA synthesis
  • Detail how inhibiting enzymes work
  • Classify antibiotics with selective toxicity