Critical Thinking Discussion Assignment
No plagiarism must cite literature source
Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928, we have been fighting off bacterial infections with chemicals that kill bacteria by inhibiting cell structure or metabolism. Bacteria are experts at adapting to their environment and it is no surprise that some superbugs have developed resistance to all known antibiotics. This has forced scientist to find newer strategies to thwart bacterial invasion. One strategy being considered is based on turning bacteria against other bacteria. Microbial predation and cannibalism are areas of intense research.
For this discussion assignment, you are encouraged to review scientific literature and then share your insights on what you have learnt about “How bacteria kill their competitors?”