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Unformatted text preview: c bacteria are dead, light gray is bacteria, black is antibiotic. Large dark grey zone = powerful antibiotic Antibiotic resistance can occur from spontaneous mutations that have nothing to do with the actual antibiotic (rare). More commonly it occurs from genes transferred from already resistant cells. Bacteria have circular chromosomes.- Transposon copies and sends gene to plasmid, which then transfers gene to another cell.- Resistance develops quickly due to growth, variation, and selections. - prescribing antibiotics for viral infections, incomplete antibiotic therapy, and preventative antibiotics used in farming all contribute to antibiotic resistance...
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