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I need to know what antigenic resistance is for my biology coursework but whenever I research it it just comes up with antigenic variation which I think is a problem with it. Can anybody help me?
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Do you mean resistance as in bacterial resistance to host immune system, antimicrobials etc?

If so then I thought that antigenic variation is one of the mechanisms through which microbes can acquire resistance by changing their surface antigens and essentially avoiding recognition and undermining immune memory, if that makes sense. So, off the top of my head I think somatic hypermutation is one of the ways bacteria can acquire antigenic resistance to the immune system.

I may be wrong, hopefully someone else can give you a better answer
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Thank you for your reply- turns out it was a typo meant antigenic variation after all!
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