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Inactive but not inert

Antibiotics can break down through the action of enzymes or through non-enzymatic processes. In the case of tetracycline, this drug 'debris' can have unexpected biological activities, including selection against resistance.

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Figure 1: Antibiotic resistance is not neutral.


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Wright, G. Inactive but not inert. Nat Chem Biol 6, 85–86 (2010).

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