A 35-year-old member asked:
How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?
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Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria.
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