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Great Increase Seen In Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Human Colon

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October 8, 1999
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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A gene that makes bacteria resistant to the antibiotic tetracycline has been found in 80 percent of bacteria normally found in the human colon, says a University of Illinois scientist. The samples tested were drawn recently from both healthy and hospitalized people.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A gene that makes bacteria resistant to the antibiotic tetracycline has been found in 80 percent of bacteria normally found in the human colon, says a University of Illinois scientist. The samples tested were drawn recently from both healthy and hospitalized people.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Great Increase Seen In Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Human Colon." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 October 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991008075908.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (1999, October 8). Great Increase Seen In Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Human Colon. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991008075908.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Great Increase Seen In Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Human Colon." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991008075908.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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