Thursday, 13 October 2016

Watch bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance (video)

Adjusting to ever higher levels of antibiotics preps them to morph into super resistant strains, and scientists can now watch it happen. A new device — a huge petri dish coated with different concentrations of antibiotics — makes this normally hidden process visible.

This is shown in the following video:

For further details see:

M. Baym et al. Spatiotemporal microbial evolution on antibiotic landscapes. Science. Vol. 353, September 9, 2016. doi:10.1126/science.aag0822

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle