Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 5 - 5.2 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

The antibiotics will kill good/needed bacteria in the gut as well as the bad ones related to the infection, so the gut bacteria need to be replenished after the antibiotic shot.

Work Step by Step

The key here is to see that antibiotics can affect all bacteria, not just the ones which we wish to target.
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