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Why do you suppose Streptomyces griseus produces an enzyme that inactivates streptomycin? Why is this enzyme produced early in metabolism?

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  1. Why do you suppose Streptomyces griseus produces an enzyme that inactivates streptomycin? Why is this enzyme produced early in metabolism?

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  2. Streptomycin acts as a antimicrobial drug against Streptomyces griseus. If an enzyme can be produced to inactivate it, the cell which produced it would have the advantage of living to pass on its genetic information to its offspring.

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