Monday, October 03, 2016

Watching bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics

Scientists have been warning us for a while now about the increasing number of bacteria that are becoming more and more resistant to known antibiotics.

When that happens, these bacteria pass their genes on to their offspring, making them resistant as well. As a consequence, it has become quite possible to die of a simple bacterial infection, oftentimes acquired in a hospital setting.

Well, in order to understand the evolution process these bacteria go through, scientists have created a giant petri dish that forces bacteria to fight for their lives.

Watch the fascinating experiment:

From CNN.

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