Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance Fast

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 27, 2012

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Bacteria develop antibiotic resistance fastThe belief that antibiotics have a long lasting effect on bacteria is slowly being proven to be a myth. According to a recently concluded research, bacteria develop antibiotic resistance fast. Also a part of the bacteria’s DNA that carries the antibiotic resistant strain has the capability of spreading amongst other bacteria.

The research has also portrayed that the antibiotic resistant strain can actually survive in other forms of bacteria. There are chances that this transport of antibiotic resistance strain can also happen in bacteria that are found in our day to day environment and also our bodies. A known group of resistance carrying carriers called IncP-1 plasmids have been studied by the research group. These carriers have the amazing ability of making various kinds of bacteria develop antibiotic resistance fast. The IncP-1 also has the capability of surviving outside its parent cell and rapidly multiplies and recombines after entering a host.

This new finding changes the general outlook on bacteria. It proves that antibiotics might not be completely successful in dealing with these microorganisms as they are always evolving and can develop antibiotic resistance fast and also transport it to other bacteria. Experts are also of the opinion that these resistance carrying genes can easily move to bacteria that affect human beings. However, the silver lining of this research is that this knowledge can further help medical science in developing a strong antibacterial drug that will be restrict the movement of the gene carrying plasmids.


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