NEET Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life Questions Solved

The antibiotic streptomycin is specific against:

(a) tuberculosis

(b) typhoid

(c) malaria

(d) AIDS

(a) An antibiotic for cure of TB.


Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic produced by the soil actinomycete Streptomyces griseus. It acts by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit of susceptible organisms and disrupting the initiation and elongation steps in protein synthesis. It is bactericidal due to effects that are not fully understood.



2,4-diguanidino-3,5,6-trihydroxycyclohexyl 5-deoxy-2-O-(2-deoxy-2-methylamino-alpha-L-glucopyranosyl)-3-C-formyl-beta-L-lyxopentanofuranoside

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