Antibiotic resistance is ancient

  title={Antibiotic resistance is ancient},
  author={Vanessa M D'Costa and C. King and Lindsay Kalan and M. Morar and Wilson W. L. Sung and C. Schwarz and D. Froese and Grant Zazula and F. Calmels and R. Debruyne and G. Golding and H. Poinar and G. Wright},
  • Vanessa M D'Costa, C. King, +10 authors G. Wright
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The discovery of antibiotics more than 70 years ago initiated a period of drug innovation and implementation in human and animal health and agriculture. These discoveries were tempered in all cases by the emergence of resistant microbes. This history has been interpreted to mean that antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a modern phenomenon; this view is reinforced by the fact that collections of microbes that predate the antibiotic era are highly susceptible to antibiotics. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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