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Antimicrobial Resistance

Bacteria are tested for resistance to antimicrobials using standard assays. Here the bacteria are resistant to one of three antibiotics
Bacteria are tested for resistance to antimicrobials using standard assays. Here the bacteria are resistant to one of three antibiotics

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The widespread use of antimicrobial chemicals for human and veterinary purposes is increasing the potential for emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes in the environment. The resulting potential decrease in the effectiveness of these chemicals to treat illnesses therefore is becoming an increasing concern. The exact mechanisms for developing antimicrobial resistance and how resistance genes move to and through the environment are not fully understood. Research of antimicrobial resistance includes:

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