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[Effect of subinhibitory concentrations of antibiotics on the growth level of bacteria].

Authors
  • Carret, G
  • Charpe, B
  • Cheruy, A
  • Flandrois, J P
  • Pave, A
  • Couix, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pathologie Biologie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1987
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
483–493
Identifiers
PMID: 3302850
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effect of subinhibitory concentrations of 5 antibiotics on the growth rate of 2 bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) has been studied. Chloramphenicol, dibekacin, netilmicin and nalidixic acid have a direct effect on the growth rate. Apparently, aminoglycosides and nalidixic acid have an accompanying effect on the affinity for the energizing substrate. Amoxicillin does not seem to be concerned by this 2 mechanisms. The interest of the estimation of the growth rate by an adaptative algorithm has been pointed out.

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