Ecology and physiology of infectious bacteria - Implications for biotechnology

Brenda A. Wilson, Abigail A. Salyers

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Abstract

Escalating incidents of life-threatening infections by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in recent years have provided strong impetus to discover new antibiotics and alternative treatment modalities. The need to couple information about bacterial physiology and ecology with innovative technologies will become ever more critical in the search for new antibiotics and for other therapies, including probiotics, improved vaccines, alternative antimicrobials and antitoxins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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