ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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  • Created on: 26-05-13 15:31
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  • Antibiotic Resistance
    • NATURAL SELECTION
    • MUTATIONS
      • Mutations are changes in the base sequence of an organisms DNA.
        • Could change protein and cause a difference characteristic.
    • VERTICAL TRANSMISSION
      • reproduce asexually - exact copy.
        • Passed on during reproduction
      • genes for antibiotic resistance found in bacterial chromosomesor plasmids.
    • HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION
      • Bacteria join together in conjugation, and a copy of plasmid is passed from on cell to another.
        • Plasmids can be passed to a member of the same species of a different species.

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