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The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time

By 25th May 2019 June 11th, 2019 No Comments

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a worldwide public health issue and a a priority for international microbiology research. A new study by Christian Lesterlin, Inserm researcher at Lyon’s Molecular Microbiology and Structural Biochemistry laboratory (CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), and colleagues has succeeded in filming the process of antibiotic resistance acquisition in real time. In doing so, they have discovered a key but unexpected player in its maintenance and spread within bacterial populations.

Reference: Protecting role of AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump in drug- resistance acquisition by plasmid transfer, Sophie Nolivos, Julien Cayron, Annick Dedieu,  Adeline Page, Frederic Delolme, Christian Lesterlin, Science 10.1126/science.aav6390

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