Posts Tagged ‘plasmids’

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November 19th, 2015

Podcast 190: Last line of antibiotic defense breached

The Lancet Infectious Diseases has just published a worrying account from China about a dangerous antibiotic resistance factor carried on plasmids. The factor, called MCR-1, confers resistance to colistin — a last line of defense against multi-resistant Gram-negative bacilli. The co-author of a helpful commentary in that journal, Dr. David L. Paterson of the University […]


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