Mechanical Feedback Promotes Bacterial Adaptation to Antibiotics
For cells to build more resilience to antibiotics, their shape needs to change in order to be more resilient. However, cells do not change easily so scientists have created a mechanism to be able to transform the organism. Researchers have been working with Caulobacter crescentus cells. These cells can undergo the pressures of various tests that allow them to go back to their pre-stimulus stage to let them change forms. It also allows the cells to grow more quickly than before. Meaning that these organisms have additional resistance to antibiotics. The cell will continue to multiply even if their ribosomes are targeted, still allowing proteins to be read and copied during cell growth.