natural selection paper

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Justin vanMelle Jennifer Cymbola Bio 103 Natural Selection: Penicillin’s ability to adapt Since to arrival of penicillin, antibiotics have been a prevalent source to helping fight bacteria in our bodies. With the discovery of penicillin, many people have been able to fight off many different infections and many different types of diseases that we come in contact with (Antibiotic resistant bacteria, 1). But since penicillin is used so much, it has been able to adapt to our bodies, and now it is becoming resistant to the drug. This adaptation has become a major issue in the fight to stop bacteria growing in our body. Penicillin was the antibiotic that became available during the second World War (Lewis, 1). This amazing new drug helped fight off infections that came with war wounds (Lewis, 1). This drug is one of the most commonly used antibiotics today, but some people are allergic to penicillin, which is a major issue since it is so heavily used. With this problem at hand many people will have to use alternate drugs that may not be as
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BIO 80 taught by Professor Cymbola during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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