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Origin, evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance genes

Author: Carlos F Amábile-Cuevas
Publisher: Austin : R.G. Landes Co. ; Boca Raton, FL : Distributed worldwide by CRC Press, 1993.
Series: Molecular biology intelligence unit (Unnumbered)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos F Amábile-Cuevas
ISBN: 157059001X 9781570590016
OCLC Number: 28964902
Description: 102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Background I. What are antibiotics? --
Background II: how bacteria resist antibiotic action? --
Chromosome-encoded resistance --
Plasmid-encoded resistance --
Biofilms and antibiotic resistance --
Origins of antibiotic resistance genes --
Antibiotic production and resistance --
Emergence of new resistance genes --
Gene flux and antibiotic resistance --
Movement of genes among different DNA molecules --
Movement of genes among different cells --
Endemic and epidemic plasmids --
General scheme of antibiotic resistance dispersal --
Plasmids and bacterial evolution --
Some additional hypotheses --
Human contribution to bacterial resistance --
Self-medication --
Inappropriate prescription --
Nonmedical use of antibiotics --
Recombinant DNA technology and antibiotic resistance --
What to do? --
Search for novel antibacterial drugs --
Reduction of antibiotic usage --
Plasmid elimination or inhibition.
Series Title: Molecular biology intelligence unit (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas.

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