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Antibiotics pp 85-106 | Cite as

Resistance of Microorganisms to Antibiotics

  • Giancarlo Lancini
  • Francesco Parenti
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo

Abstract

This chapter is composed of three independent but integrated parts. In the first one we describe the modifications present in the resistant bacterial cell with respect to the corresponding susceptible bacterial cell. This topic is closely correlated to the chapter on mechanism of action. In the second part we describe the possible localizations and modes of transmission of the genetic determinants of resistance. The approach applied is a systematic presentation of the different types of resistance mechanisms.

Keywords

Resistant Cell Resistant Mutant Clavulanic Acid Resistant Bacterium Bacillary Dysentery 
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Further Reading

Chapter 4. Resistance of Microorganisms to Antibiotics

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Lancini
    • 1
  • Francesco Parenti
    • 2
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo
    • 1
  1. 1.Lepetit Research CenterMarion Merrell Dow Research Institute (MMDRI)GerenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Marion Merrell Dow Europe AGHorgenSwitzerland

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