Antibiotics, Evolution and the war on bacteria
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12-01-2015, 11:41 AM
RE: Antibiotics, Evolution and the war on bacteria
We covered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics last semester in my biology class. It's actually pretty interesting. Some bacteria naturally evolve resistance, while others acquire the trait from the former. They do this three different ways.

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12-01-2015, 05:12 PM
RE: Antibiotics, Evolution and the war on bacteria
I know one of the interesting questions in early evolution is the relationship between the cell and the DNA. Is the cell necessary for evolution? How could the mechanisms of a small bubble dividing in two with near perfect DNA replicas in each develop by chance? Those diagrams kind of make me wonder whether cells or cell-like objects existed in the environment before cellular life. Perhaps the earliest life was more analogous to a virus than a bacteria, and simply moved from protocell to protocell without necessarily having the machinery in place to divide and grow the protocells.

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