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Microbial and viral drug resistance mechanisms.

Authors
  • McKeegan, Kenneth S
  • Borges-Walmsley, M Ines
  • Walmsley, Adrian R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Trends in Microbiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
10
Issue
10 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 12377562
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Microorganisms and viruses have developed numerous resistance mechanisms that enable them to evade the effect of antimicrobials and antivirals. As a result, many have become resistant to almost every available means of treatment. This problem, although not new, is becoming increasingly acute and it is now clear that a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms that microbes and viruses deploy in the development of resistance is essential if we are to gain new insights into ways to combat this problem.

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