Bacterial silver resistance: molecula...

Bacterial silver resistance: molecular biology and uses and misuses of silver compounds.

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Resistance to silver compounds as determined by bacterial plasmids and genes has been defined by molecular genetics.

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Mark Wiencek

Timberlake, NC

#1 Jul 1, 2012
This article is from 2003. Why now? Microbes can be become resistant to silver, but the occurance and severity is rare and low, respectively. Silver-based creams, wound dressings and medical devices are a major weapon to reduce risk of infections. Despite the billions of years that microbes and silver have encountered each other, it is rare to find silver-resistant microbes. The use of silver as antimicrobial in consumer goods has not increased the number of silver resistant microbes or reduced tolerance leading to failure of silver-treated medical devices.

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