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by jeapeldo
Tue May 24, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Developing resistance to detergent
Replies: 2
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Developing resistance to detergent

Antibiotic resistance is a common concern, but not so much resistance to detergents, such as hand soap. Why is this? Is it simply easier for microbes to evolve mechanisms to deal with relatively small concentrations of drugs, relative to often much higher concentrations of detergents? Or is it simpl...