How bacteria play pass the parcel—and help each other evade antibiotics

Bacteria are very sneaky in their efforts to develop resistance to antibiotics. Some strains of bacteria package up the genetic instructions for how they defend themselves and cause disease, and pass this information on to neighbouring, naïve, bacteria -- essentially gifting their colleagues with the defences they need to survive against our medical armoury of antibiotics. Scientists have now answered a key question about how a dangerous bacterium, Clostridium perfringens, shares its genetic information.

How bacteria play pass the parcel—and help each other evade antibiotics

Bacteria are very sneaky in their efforts to develop resistance to antibiotics. Some strains of bacteria package up the genetic instructions for how they defend themselves and cause disease, ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org

How bacteria play pass the parcel -- and help each other evade antibiotics, Thu 13 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

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