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ERIC Number: EJ939681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Genotypic Detection of Antibiotic Resistance in "Escherichia Coli.": A Classroom Exercise
Longtin, Sarah; Guilfoile, Patrick; Asper, Andrea
Journal of Biological Education, v39 n1 p32-34 2004
Bacterial antibiotic resistance remains a problem of clinical importance. Current microbiological methods for determining antibiotic resistance are based on culturing bacteria, and may require up to 48 hours to complete. Molecular methods are increasingly being developed to speed the identification of antibiotic resistance and to determine its mechanism. This paper describes a fast and robust method of determining whether and how a particular strain of "E.coli" is resistant to the antibiotic ampicillin, using the Polymerase Chain Reaction. This exercise is designed to help students learn about modern methods for determining antibiotic resistance. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom