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Durham University

Department of Biosciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Prof A Walmsley

McKeegan, 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.

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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.