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  •  See comment above about Triclosan (0+ / 0-)

    Samer, you're wrong.  While bacteria may not become resistant to ethanol, they are becoming resistant to Triclosan, and cross-resistant to other antibiotics.  

    •  OK, I might be wrong about the "most," but my (0+ / 0-)

      basic point is that many of them have a mechanical basis, rather than a biochemical basis, that are difficult to evolve resistance to. Triclosan is an example of the latter.

      And I didn't say "impossible" because there are organisms that can survive in near vacuum (like Deinococcus radiodurans).

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 03:14:40 PM PDT

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