Letters Antibiotic resistance

Intractable, and here’s why

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6848 (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6848
  1. Madhab K Chattopadhyay, scientist1,
  2. Hans-Peter Grossart, scientist2
  1. 1Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, CSIR), Hyderabad 500 007, India
  2. 2Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB-Neuglobsow), 16775 Stechlin, Germany
  1. mkc{at}ccmb.res.in

Although the imprudent use of antibiotics is considered to be a major reason behind the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance,1 bacteria isolated from pristine environments show substantial tolerance to antibiotics. For example, bacterial strains from several genera isolated from different samples from the Antarctic (soil, fast ice, cyanobacterial material) and tested at the Centre for Molecular …

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