Antibiotic resistance demonstration

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5 years 9 months ago #525438 by spark
Hi,

This video is a practical demonstration by Harvard Medical School of bacteria developing resistance to an antibiotic:




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5 years 9 months ago #525443 by Rokker
Excellent video, Spark. Shows the importance of not underdosing with antibiotics from the outset, to prevent those first mutations.

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!

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5 years 9 months ago #525449 by spark

Rokker wrote: Excellent video, Spark. Shows the importance of not underdosing with antibiotics from the outset, to prevent those first mutations.


Definitely.

I believe that it also shows the folly of the "non-therapeutic" use of low dose antibiotics as livestock "growth promoters" (still legal in some countries).

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5 years 9 months ago #525459 by Rokker
Absolutely!

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!

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