Publication details for Prof A WalmsleyMcKeegan, K.S., Borges-Walmsley, M.I. & Walmsley, A. (2002). Microbial and viral drug resistance mechanisms. A Trends Guide to Infectious Diseases. Trends in Microbiology 10(10): S8-S14.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0966-842X
- DOI: 10.1016/s0966-842x(02)02429-0
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Author(s) from Durham
Microorganisms and viruses have developed numerous resistance mechanisms that enable them to evade the effect of antimicrobials and antivirals. As a result, many have become resistant to almost every available means of treatment. This problem, although not new, is becoming increasingly acute and it is now clear that a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms that microbes and viruses deploy in the development of resistance is essential if we are to gain new insights into ways to combat this problem.