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Curr Biol. 1996 Oct 1;6(10):1219-21.

Antibiotic resistance: counting the cost.

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Molecular Microbiology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

Abstract

Acquisition of drug resistance should impose a cost on bacteria. Recent studies, however, suggest that natural selection acts to reduce, or eliminate, the growth disadvantage of resistant bacteria, making it difficult to reverse the high levels of antibiotic resistance currently found in hospitals and the community.

PMID:
8939559
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(96)00700-2
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