Journal Article

Generally Overlooked Fundamentals of Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

Anne O. Summers

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue Supplement_3, pages S85-S92
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340245
Generally Overlooked Fundamentals of Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

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Several important aspects of the antimicrobial resistance problem have not been treated extensively in previous monographs on this subject. This section very briefly updates information on these topics and suggests how this information is of value in assessing the contributions of human and agricultural use of antimicrobial agents on the problem of increasing antimicrobial resistance. The overall themes are (1) that propagation of resistance is an ecological problem, and thus (2) that ameliorating this problem requires recognition of long-established information on the commensal microbiota of mammals, as well as that of recent molecular understanding of the genetic agents involved in the movement of resistance genes.

Journal Article.  6167 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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