Plasmid Curing by an Ethiopian Barley: A Natural Food Approach to Reduce Plasmid Mediated Antibiotic Resistance
Bacterial plasmids are genetic elements that can carry genes for antibiotic resistance from one bacteria to another acting as "messengers". Plasmid transfers contribute to the appearance of multidrug resistant bacteria. This project aims to use a "kill the messenger, not the bacteria" approach to tackle the problem of increasing antibiotic resistance. The goal is to test the elimination of plasmids carrying genes for antimicrobial resistance.