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State what is the effect on translation of the tetracycline

Many antibiotics operate by interfering with the ribosome. Tetracyclin, for example, acts by binding to the 30S subunit.

a) What is the effect on translation of the action of tetracycline? In your answer be sure to describe the normal steps to ribosome assembly and protein translation.

b) How come we do not die when we take antibiotics if they interfere with protein production?

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