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PLoS Biology | www.plosbiology.org 0137 February 2007 | Volume 5 | Issue 2 | e30
 

Summary: PLoS Biology | www.plosbiology.org 0137
Essay
February 2007 | Volume 5 | Issue 2 | e30
T
he increase in resistance
of human pathogens to
antimicrobial agents is one
of the best-documented examples of
evolution in action at the present time,
and because it has direct life-and-death
consequences, it provides the strongest
rationale for teaching evolutionary
biology as a rigorous science in high
school biology curricula, universities,
and medical schools. In spite of
the importance of antimicrobial
resistance, we show that the actual
word "evolution" is rarely used in
the papers describing this research.
Instead, antimicrobial resistance is said

  

Source: Antonovics, Janis - Department of Biology, University of Virginia
Taylor, Douglas R. - Department of Biology, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology