TITLE

Some Bacteria Survive Antibiotics

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Summer2008, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois (UIC) that indicates that some bacteria are able to resist antibiotics. UIC professor Alexander Mankin commented that some bacteria activate genes to resist antibiotics upon detecting erythromycin and other macrolide antibiotics, which halt the movement of proteins in ribosomes.
ACCESSION #
33115092

 

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