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Targeting topoisomerase or DNA gyrase with an inhibitory antibiotic would inhibit which of the following processes in the bacterial cell?A.Peptidoglycan synthesisB.Plasma membrane synthesisC.TranslationD.DNA replication

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Targeting topoisomerase or DNA gyrase with an inhibitory antibiotic would inhibit which of the following processes in the bacterial cell?

A.Peptidoglycan synthesis

B.Plasma membrane synthesis

C.Translation

D.DNA replication

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Step 1

The bacteria are the unicellular prokaryotic organism that maintains a definite shape since it contains the rigid cell wall. It is classified into different types based on the structure namely coccus (spherical shaped), Bacillus (rod-shaped), filamentous, spirilla (spiral-shaped), appendaged and pleomorphic bacteria.

Step 2

Correct answer: Targeting the topoisomerase or DNA gyrase with an inhibitory antibiotic would inhibit the DNA replication processes in the bacterial cell.

Reason for the correct answer:

Option. D is given as ‘DNA replication’

The topoisomerase are the enzymes that involves in the unwinding of double helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) during the DNA replication of bacteria. It acts on the topology of DNA so that the DNA polymerase executes the replication process at the replication fork. The DN...

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