Mutations & Antibiotic Resistance

Daniel Brener
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Mutations & Antibiotic Resistance

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Mutations & Antibiotic Resistance
1 mutations
1.1 are random changes in the genetic code
1.1.1 change the sequences of the DNA bases
1.1.1.1 may stop the production of a protein
1.1.1.2 may code for a new protein
1.2 occur rarely
1.3 can be inherited
1.4 can happen spontaneously when a chromosome doesn't copy right
1.4.1 chance of mutation is increased by...
1.4.1.1 ionising radiation
1.4.1.2 mutagens
1.4.1.2.1 e.g. from chems in tobacco
1.5 usually harmful
2 antibiotic resistance
2.1 bacteria can evolve by random mutations in their DNA
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