Level 1 Asked on October 31, 2015 in Virology.
Reverse transcriptase activity of HIV makes it unique. However, its continuous mutations in every following generations is another important character to its uniqueness.
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Level 1 Asked on October 31, 2015 in Basic Microbiology.
I think there is still a long way for antibiotics to go. However, it may have own limitations. Though the history of discovery and use of antibiotics is not much longer, antibiotic effect in nature was already there before the accidental discovery of penicillin.
Resistance are due to mutations. However, some studies have also showed that some stains of bacteria are again being sensitive to old antibiotics. It shows the reversal of mutations. Though new technologies are in quick advancement, we must not forget the Darwin’s Theory of evolution ie., in this context, there is always chances of development of resistance to some extent to any modern development. We can’t blame anyone for the rise of resistance, however, we can limit its rate if we act responsibly, especially the consumers and physicians.
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