Development of bacterial antibiotic resistance in time-lapse

Watch the video:’ from Harvard Medical School:

“…Kishony and his team built the MEGA-plate and filled it with a media on which E. coli could grow, die, evolve, and propagate. Next they dosed the media with greater and greater concentrations of antibiotics; the outermost reaches of the plate received no antibiotic whatsoever, but by the time they got to the center of the plate, Kishony and his team had laced the agar with antibiotics at 1000 times the concentration needed to kill their starting strain of E. coli. Then they switched on their video camera, seeded the antibiotic-free section of the plate with bacteria, and watched what happened.”

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