|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Dear Latoya I'm really not sure I can answer you question because it is a very wide question. Antibiotics are active mostly against bacteria, and generally have no effect on green plants. But genetic engineers sometimes use genes that makes a plant resistant to antibiotics in order to find plants that have taken up the genes that the genetic engineer is interested in. In these cases, the antibiotics will kill the plant cells, but this is not the natural state of affairs. This has nothing to do with steroids. Sorry I can't be more help. Jeremy Cherfas
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