Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance: a bitter fight against evolution.

  title={Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance: a bitter fight against evolution.},
  author={Alexandro Rodr{\'i}guez-Rojas and Jer{\'o}nimo Rodr{\'i}guez-Beltr{\'a}n and Alejandro Couce and Jes{\'u}s Bl{\'a}zquez},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  volume={303 6-7},
One of the most terrible consequences of Darwinian evolution is arguably the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, which is becoming a serious menace to modern societies. While spontaneous mutation, recombination and horizontal gene transfer are recognized as the main causes of this notorious phenomenon; recent research has raised awareness that sub-lethal concentrations of antibiotics can also foster resistance as an undesirable side-effect. They can produce genetic changes by… CONTINUE READING
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