Abhishek Walia1* and Manreet Kaur2
1Assistant Professor, DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2B.Sc Student, DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Walia, Assistant Professor, DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Received: January 23, 2018; Published: February 27, 2018
Citation: Abhishek Walia and Manreet Kaur. “Antibiotic Resistance””. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.3 (2018).
“The time may come when penicillin can be bought by anyone in
the shops. Then there is the danger that the ignorant man may easily
underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal
quantities of the drug, make them resistant”, said Alexander Fleming,
speaking in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1945.
As the pioneer of antibiotics predicted it almost 73 years ago, drug resistance is actually upon us. Antibiotics are substances, actually secondary metabolites, produced by one microorganism that selectively inhibits the growth of another (especially bacteria). Antibiotic came into use as boon for the mankind and have been serving the purpose quite well since then .But in recent times there had been problems arising due to the usage of antibiotics. This is due to many reasons. Use of antibiotics create a biological stress for the bacteria and this promotes the development of such systems which would protect bacteria and aid their survival.
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