A class of natural or man-made substances, such as penicillin, that kill or
inhibit the growth of some micro-organisms.
Source: GreenFacts, based on CoRIS,
Antibiotics are widely used as medication against disease-causing
bacteria. However, bacteria can acquire
resistance to particular antibiotics through
mutation or gene transfer.
Antibiotics are not effective against
Bacteria - Micro-organism - Mutation - Virus