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    Mechanisms and consequences of antibiotic resistance

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    How has antibiotic resistance evolved? What are the consequences and what can be done?

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    Antibiotic resistance is a result of genetic mutations. Remember that not all mutations are bad, some are advantageous. Plasmids are thought to be responsible for spreading the resistance because they can be transferred among separate bacteria through conjugation. We set the stage for advantageous mutations when ...

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    This solution discusses how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. It also covers some consequences of this resistance and how to decrease the emergence of resistant bacteria.