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Author Topic:   Disabling Bacterial Resistance
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Message 13 of 60 (216683)
06-13-2005 3:53 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by bugeater
06-13-2005 10:26 AM

The SOS response
In bacteria the SOS response is the mechanism by which bacteria deal with DNA damage. That's how it is defined. It's also known as the error-prone repair mechanism because it makes quite a few mistakes and it therefore mismatches bases. It's hardly surpising that antibiotics which act by damaging DNA elicit the SOS rsponse. Radiation, including UV light, is the most common mechanism by which this damage is caused.

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