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Q&A: Antibiotic resistance: where does it come from and what can we do about it?

Gerard D Wright

BMC Biology 2010, 8:123  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-123

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Evolving Improved Antibiotics

Jane Shevtsov   (2010-10-06 16:36)  University of Georgia email

Is anybody trying to evolve improved antibiotics? I'm talking about screening different lines of an antibiotic-producing organism and imposing selection based on the effectiveness of the antibiotics they make. Occasional exposure to a mutation promoter may be helpful.

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