Table 10 Mechanisms of action of antibiotics

MLS: macrolide, lincosamide, streptogramin
CAMP: cationic antimicrobial peptide
Action  Alteration of bacterial envelope  Inhibition of protein synthesis  Inhibition of nucleic acid synthesis  Inhibition of metabolic pathway 
Antibiotic family  ß-lactam  MLS  Quinolone  Sulfamide 
Glycopeptide  Phenicol,   Rifamycine, Ansamycine  Folic acid 
Polymyxin, daptomycin  Oxazolidinone  Nitro-imidazole 
CAMP  Aminoglycoside     
  Cycline (tetracycline)     

Source: SCENIHR,  Assessment of the Antibiotic Resistance Effects of Biocides (2009),
Section 3.5.1Resistance mechanisms to antibiotics, p. 40

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