constitutive resistance

constitutive resistance

[kənstich′o̅o̅tiv]
the bacterial resistance to antibiotics that is contained in the deoxyribonucleic acid molecules of the organism. The trait can be passed on to daughter cells through cell division, but it cannot be transmitted to other species of bacteria.
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Physicians should make sure their microbiology lab is testing for both inducible and constitutive resistance to clindamycin when they send samples for susceptibility testing, Dr.
In constitutive resistance, the microbe is clearly resistant to both erythromycin and clindamycin, and the lab will be able to pick this up using any susceptibility test, she explained at the meeting, which was also sponsored by the University of Colorado.
90] Range Constitutive resistance (n =21) Erythromycin A 512 >512 16 >512 Clindamycin 128 256 32-512 Telithromycin 0.