Genetics: one quarter of bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance to peers -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Genetics: one quarter of bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance to peers

07.02.2020

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Because a lot of antibiotics come from natural sources, it would be impossible to completely eliminate resistance in the wild, which means there will always be reservoirs of bacteria filled with genetic information about resistance.

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