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TITLE:  Biocides, drug resistance and microbial evolution
 
AUTHORS:  White DG;McDermott PF;
 
YEAR:  2001
 
JOURNAL ABBREV:  Curr Opin Microbiol
 
MONTH:  Jun
 
TYPE:  JOUR
 
REFMAN INDEX:  257
 
JOURNAL FULL:  Current opinion in microbiology
 
VOLUME:  4
 
ISSUE:  3
 
START PAGE:  313
 
END PAGE:  317
 
KEYWORDS:  Anti-Bacterial Agents;Anti-Infective Agents;Drug Resistance;Drug Resistance,Microbial;Food;Humans;Maryland;Microbial Sensitivity Tests;pharmacology;physiology;Research;veterinary;Veterinary Medicine;
 
ABSTRACT:  Antimicrobial biocides are widely used in critical human health situations in which rigorous infection control is needed. Increasingly, biocidal agents are being marketed for home use, although there is little evidence that they significantly improve home hygiene. Biocide resistance mechanisms share many themes with antibiotic resistance mechanisms
 
AFFILIATIONS:  Office of Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, US Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA. dwhite@cvm.fda.gov
 
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