For many years antibiotics have been effectively used to treat bacterial disease; and pesticides have been used to protect our agricultural crops from many kinds of pests including insects worms (nematodes) fungi or agricultural weeds for example.
A growing concern for treating bacterial diseases or pest outbreaks is the evolution of antibiotic or pesticide resistance by bacterial or pest populations. Resistance means that a particular antibiotic is no longer effective in treating a disease or that a particular pesticide will no longer prevent crop damage. This resistance can be viewed as evolution of a new trait at the population level which is resistance to an antibiotic or to a pesticide. In this assignment you will explore specific examples of antibiotic or pesticide resistance.
Methicillin resistantStaphylococcus aureus(MRSA) has become a big concern in hospitals throughout the country and the world as have other antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.
(Free Signage 2006)
Provide references in APA format. This includes a reference list and in-text citations for references used throughout the assignment.
In your own words please post responses to the Discussion Board posts of at least two of your classmates. Responses must be substantive i.e. say something of substance that advances the discussion about the concepts. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment please use your text the AIU Library Web resources and all course materials. Please refer to the following:
Free Signage. (2006).OSHA safety first signs[Image]. Retrieved from http://www.freesignage.com/osha_safety_signs.php