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    How does S. pneumoniea acquire antibiotic resistance?
    What are the levels at which Gene expression can be controlled?

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    Bacteria can gain antibiotic resistance in several ways. First, it can develop active transporting pumps to remove the drugs from the cell, preventing the compound from reaching its target. Second, the bacteria might be able to change the structural protein that is targeted by the antibiotic. It might replace or mutate this protein in order to render the antibiotic useless. Finally, the bacterium can begin to produce enzymes to degrade the ...

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    This solution goes through gene expression with regards to antibiotic resistance for S. pneumoniea.