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Caffeine shot delivers wake-up call on antifungal drug resistance

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The management of fungal infections in plants and humans could be transformed by a breakthrough in understanding how fungi develop resistance to drugs. It was previously thought that only mutations in a fungi’s DNA would result in antifungal drug resistance. Current diagnostic techniques rely on sequencing all of a fungi’s DNA to find such mutations. Scientists have now discovered that fungi can develop drug resistance without changes to their DNA — their genetic code.

Source: ScienceDaily.com