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This Week in Microbiology

TWiM #47: Resistance on the surface

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Michael, and Elio discuss the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes on metal surfaces, and using bacteriophage to reverse antibiotic resistance.Bacterial conjugation AJ Cann

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Comments (1)

  1. hello, I apologize for responding so late, just heard the show today. With Copper being a rather expen$ive commodity, I'm sure many facilities would find it hard to replace a lot of the stainless steel surfaces in hospitals. Did the scientist conducting these experiments consider collaborations with or consult metallurgist, to maybe test or determine a significant amount of copper in a sort of conglomerate metal?

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