MicrobeWorld App


Microbes After Hours

Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video


Join MicrobeWorld


ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email


Superbug: British researchers challenge India's stand

A new online study on the emergence of the superbug, which British researchers had traced to India in 2010, has said the antibiotic resistant gene was constructed very recently, challenging Indian health authorities' contention that it has existed in the environment forever.

Authored by four British researchers including Timothy Walsh of Cardiff University, who discovered the superbug in August 2010, the new study says the fast spreading NDM-1 gene (New Delhi Metallo B Lactamase) came into existence after a very recent fusion between two previously existing antibiotic resistant genes.

With this conclusion, the researchers have challenged the stand of Indian health authorities who have been maintaining that drug-resistant pathogens such as the superbug have existed forever and can be found in any country.

"Our study is unequivocal evidence that NDM-1 is a chimeric gene that has arisen by the fusion of a preexisting MBL gene with another gene called aph46 which was first reported only in 1988. NDM-1 gene was likely constructed in the bacteria called Acinetobacter baumanii. And the first European isolate of this bacteria containing NDM-1 gene was collected recently in Germany," says the study published in the latest online edition of the American journal - "Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy".

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus they could be when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle his hard on for up to 6 hrs, and pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL express hub that was order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems that are innumerable in an individual. buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use