MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

124 views

How does antibiotic resistance relate to evolution?

Antibiotics are used to treat various diseases and ailments by targetting the bacteria which cause said diseases. Bacteria are subject to natural selection and evolution like any other organism. Random mutation will always occur in individual bacteria cells, and some of these mutations will be helpful in protecting the bacteria from the effects of the antibiotic. The bacteria cells which do not possess such mutations will not be protected, and therefore if the antibiotic is present they will die and fail to reproduce. The cells with the mutation will then have less competition and will reproduce more, and overtime this will result in the evolution of the bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic.

Syed Hadi T. IB Biology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Biology tu...

3 months ago

Answered by Syed Hadi, a GCSE Biology tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

189 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£30 /hr

Subi S.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered: Biology, Chemistry+ 5 more

Biology
Chemistry
.UKCAT.
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-
-Medical School Preparation-

“I am a medical student currently studying at Cambridge University. I have always loved Biology and enjoy teaching it! I think that science should be studied in a practical way with pictures and models and experiments - textbooks too! ...”

£22 /hr

Hannah S.

Degree: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (Masters) - Liverpool University

Subjects offered: Biology, English Language+ 3 more

Biology
English Language
Chemistry
-Personal Statements-

“I'm currently studying medicinal chemistry and pharmacology at the University of Liverpool as part of an 'integrated masters' course designed to fast track students interested in a chemistry as a profession or continuing study to a PhD...”

£18 /hr

Nooria I.

Degree: Medicine (MBBS) (Other) - Nottingham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Physics+ 5 more

Biology
Physics
Maths
Chemistry
.UKCAT.
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“ABOUT ME  Hello! My name is Nooria, and I'm a fourth year medical student at University of Nottingham. I have always had a passion for learning and science, but what I really value is getting other students to love learning for the sa...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

£18 /hr

Syed Hadi T.

Degree: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Bachelors) - Oxford, Oriel College University

Subjects offered: Biology, Psychology+ 8 more

Biology
Psychology
Philosophy
History
Government and Politics
English Literature
English Language
Economics
.TSA. Oxford.
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“About Me I am a second-year PPE student at Oriel College, Oxford. In my spare time, I play volleyball, lacrosse, and football for my college team. I had a pretty crazy childhood, and I lived in four different countries across three c...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Syed Hadi

How does antibiotic resistance relate to evolution?

What is the difference between an atheist and an agnostic?

What kind of mathematics do I need to know for the TSA?

Other GCSE Biology questions

How is blood pumped around the body through the heart?

How does a vaccine prevent infection?

How can you stop a cell culture from becoming contaminated?

What happens to the blood when it enters the heart?

View GCSE Biology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok