Sunday, June 12, 2011

Molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

Bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics through two genetic

processes: (i) mutation and selection (vertical gene transfer); and (ii)

exchange of genes between strains and species (horizontal gene transfer)

(Biswas et al., 2008).
1-Mutation and selection
2-Exchange of genes between strains and species
3-Integrons and mobile gene cassettes
You need to know more, read Manual of Antibiotics: Method of Actions, Mechanisms of Resistance and Relations to Health Care associated Infections



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