Study shows how bacteria evolve in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

Posted by on May 24, 2016 6:46 pm
Categories: health

The bacterium Burkholderia multivorans evolves and adapts in bursts to survive in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, according to a new study. The work, believed to be the first retrospective look at the evolution of this microorganism, indicates that B. multivorans directly or indirectly targets adherence, metabolism and changes to the cell ‘envelope’ to stick around and evade antibiotics.

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