drug resistance genes

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Genes which confer upon certain organisms or cell types resistance to the toxic effects of specific chemicals. Examples of such genes are those conferring antibiotic resistance upon bacteria, insecticide resistance upon insects, or resistance of cancer cells to anti-cancer drugs. See ampR, chloroquine, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), methothrexate, penicillin, pfcrt gene.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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