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Itbewhatitbeyo t1_iyt7zkc wrote

I recall that bacteria can either become resistant to antibiotics or bacteriophages so when it starts becoming resistant to one you switch to the other. Anyone else recall this?


Kansan95 t1_iyvj68y wrote

Unfortunately, I don't think that is the case. Pseudomonas aeruginosa for example has a high incidence of carrying a particular bacteriophage that helps it resist new phage therapies used against it. But it continues to carry that phage even after developing tobramycin resistance.