Resistance To Antibiotics: When 1+1 Is Not 2- Genetic Interactions Underlie Multi-resistant Bacteria

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 01:28 in Health & Medicine

The evolution of multiple antibiotic resistances is a global and difficult problem to eradicate. Scientists report that the deleterious effect associated with the acquisition of resistance by a bacteria can be suppressed by the acquisition of a new resistance to another antibiotic. These findings have direct implications for the approaches taken to tackle the problem of multi-resistance to antibiotics and in the choice of antibiotics to be administrated to patients.

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