Bacteria born with drug resistance

by Medindia Content Team on  January 20, 2006 at 1:45 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Bacteria born with drug resistance
Researchers from McMaster University has reported in the Journal Science the results of their research in which they found that the scientists screened 480 strains of Streptomyces species which is a soil bacterium and found that all the strains were multi-drug resistance as they were tested against a battery of 21 different classes of antibiotics.

The researchers were astonished by the results as these strains of bacteria were collected from different soil samples from urban and rural environments where these soil are not exposed to any source of antibiotics to develop resistance as it is mostly known that the bacteria develop resistance due to indiscriminate antibiotic exposure to the environment. In this study these samples were not exposed to antibiotics and the researchers feel that these soil bacteria are born with the resistance.

The researchers feel that the bacteria by origin develop mechanisms to resist antibiotic resistance which has lead to develop new strategies by which the mechanism of drug resistance enzymes produced by the bacteria could be hindered and also requires better and new antibiotic production by pharmaceutical industries.


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