The Evolution Of Bacteria On A “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish Is So Damn Cool

If you’ve ever needed the incentive to finish all of your antibiotics, here it is.

Scientists have articulated, in a simple and straightforward video, what happens when bacteria becomes impervious to antibiotics using a huge Petri dish for the duration of 11 days.

The results are terrifying. Harvard scientists revealed the process of “accumulating successive mutations that bacteria, which are normally sensitive to an antibiotic, can evolve resistance to extremely high concentrations in a short period of time.”

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