Objectives for "How Bacteria May Resist Our Control Agents"
After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.
1. Name 2 bacteria that have low-permeability membrane barriers and are thereby intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics.
2.** Describe 3 mechanisms (changes in the bacterium) that may enable a bacterium to resist an antibiotic.
3.* Describe R (Resistance) plasmids and state their significance to medical microbiology.
4. State what the following stand for: MRSA, MDRSA, VRE, and MDRTB.
5. Define conjugative transposons.
6. Define antibiotic tolerance.
(*) or (**) = possible discussion question
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