Talk:1147: Evolving

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Bacteria can indeed "instantly" evolve within a generation instead of waiting for its descendents. It's called horizontal gene transfer and it's the primary mechanism for the propagation of antibiotic resistance. --Prooffreader (talk) 13:07, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Its sentences like that which make Microbiologists my heros. DanB (talk) 14:25, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Should there be a reference to Arceus (the "ultimate creator Pokémon") here? I do not mean this for making a joke; I just thought that the coincidence can be appropriate here, since the bacteria is called "Aureus". Greyson (talk) 15:48, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

The evolved form looks the same to me. --178.26.121.97 07:54, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Because the difference is internal, in antibiotic resistance --JakubNarebski (talk) 11:56, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

The first external link (to the Cephas Ministry tract) seems to be broken. 173.245.56.211 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

When biologists make some sort of drug to counter this, I REALLY hope they call it "The Everstone" 108.162.223.65 12:08, 6 January 2016 (UTC) C

Actually the title text is a valid traning method in Pokemon, called switch-training.We keep a weaker 'Mon in the front, then switch out to stronger one to defeat the Opponent, gaining split Exp.So, Those Microbiologists will still have their bacteria evolving, but at a slower rate.141.101.98.214 11:04, 1 January 2017 (UTC)