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- San Millan, Alvaro
- Trends in microbiology 2018 v.26 no.12 pp. 978-985
- antibiotic resistance; antibiotic resistance genes; bacteria; clones; evolution; mortality; mutation; patients; plasmids; risk
- ... Antibiotic-resistant infections are an urgent problem in clinical settings because they sharply increase mortality risk in critically ill patients. The horizontal spread of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria is driven by bacterial plasmids, promoting the evolution of resistance. Crucially, particular associations exist between resistance plasmids and bacterial clones that become especially ...
- Gillings, M.R.; Westoby, M.; Ghaly, T.M.
- Trends in microbiology 2018 v.26 no.12 pp. 975-977
- DNA; anthropogenic activities; antibiotic resistance; genes; pollutants; pollution
- ... Pollution is the dissemination of material that has harmful effects. Mobile DNA elements and antibiotic-resistance genes are being disseminated into the environment via human activity, and are increasingly being viewed as serious pollutants. These pollutants differ from conventional contaminants in important ways: they can replicate, and they can evolve. ...