Why do some agricultural practices contribute to antibiotic resistance in some bacteria species, and how can this contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause diseases in humans?
Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance:
We utilize antibiotics not only to prevent or cure diseases but also in animal agriculture. By using antibiotics in agriculture, we have been inducing such great selection pressure on microbes that the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and fungi has become one of the greatest crises of this century.
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Despite of strict regulatory measures being imposed in some countries, antibiotic usage in the animal agriculture industry is widespread. Antibiotics...
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Antibiotic resistance occurs when organisms like bacteria and fungi can withstand the drugs designed to counteract them. Discover the definition and types of antibiotic resistance, and then explore the antibiotic resistance strategies and problems they present.