Although both humans and bacteria have ribosomes, streptomycin—which blocks ribosome function—does not harm a human who ingests it. Why?

Although both humans and bacteria have ribosomes, streptomycin—which blocks ribosome function—does not harm a human who ingests it. Why?


The answer is :

Human cells have ribosomes that do not bind streptomycin; only prokaryotic ribosomes are affected by this drug.


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