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How do multiple drug resistant plasmids arise?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Usually sexually: Though bacteria usually reproduce asexually, there is often a merging of bacteria (sexual) reproduction, this is accountable for transference of resistance genes and thus multiple drug resistance.

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