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Herbicides Can Induce Antibiotic Resistance

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By Brigitta Kurenbach & Jack Heinemann

The overuse of antibiotics has led to a dramatic rise in the number of untreatable infections. To make matters worse, other chemicals like weed-killers can reduce the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics.

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