The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists at the University of Exeter in the U.K. have discovered.
The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded researchers exposed Escherichia coli bacteria to eight rounds of antibiotic treatment over four days and found the microbe had increased antibiotic resistance with each treatment.
This had been expected, but the researchers were surprised to find that the mutated E. coli
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