Biocides, drug resistance and microbial evolution

Posted: December 29, 2012 in Environment, Health, News
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Biocides, drug resistance and microbial evolution

Volume 4, Issue 3, 1 June 2001, Pages 313–317

  • David G White
  • Patrick F McDermott
  • Office of Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, US Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA

Antimicrobial biocides are widely used in critical human health situations in which rigorous infection control is needed. Increasingly, biocidal agents are being marketed for home use, although there is little evidence that they significantly improve home hygiene. Biocide resistance mechanisms share many themes with antibiotic resistance mechanisms.

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David G White, Patrick F McDermott, Biocides, drug resistance and microbial evolution, Current Opinion in Microbiology, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1 June 2001, Pages 313-317, ISSN 1369-5274, 10.1016/S1369-5274(00)00209-5.
Keywords: biocide; efflux; antibiotic resistance; disinfectant; triclosan; evolution; dissemination

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