Resistance Far from Futile: Bacteria’s Amazing Adaptability
Bacterial resistanceÂ is far from futile. It happens with amazing speed.
For bacterial hosts–like us–on the other hand, Â resistance might be futile, here beyond the end of the age of the “overworked miracle” that once described antibiotics.
Serving suggestion: watch the jaw-dropping video time lapse of bacterial macroevolution whereby a high rate of reproduction, a high degree of genetic mutation and a strong selection pressure show bacteria over 11 days adapting to survive antibiotic levels 1000 times higher than an effective dose for first-time encounters by naive bacteria.
Houston, we have a problem.