Andrew J Gasparrini

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The gut microbiota plays important roles in nutrient absorption, immune system development, and pathogen colonization resistance. Perturbations early in life may be detrimental to host health in the short and the long-term. Antibiotics are among the many factors that influence the development of the microbiota. Because antibiotics are heavily administered(More)
Antibiotic resistance is a natural feature of diverse microbial ecosystems. Although recent studies of the antibiotic resistome have highlighted barriers to the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes between habitats, the rapid global spread of genes that confer resistance to carbapenem, colistin and quinolone antibiotics illustrates the dire(More)
Although tetracyclines are an important class of antibiotics for use in agriculture and the clinic, their efficacy is threatened by increasing resistance. Resistance to tetracyclines can occur through efflux, ribosomal protection, or enzymatic inactivation. Surprisingly, tetracycline enzymatic inactivation has remained largely unexplored, despite providing(More)
Microbial communities contain diverse bacteria that play important roles in every environment. Advances in sequencing and computational methodologies over the past decades have illuminated the phylogenetic and functional diversity of microbial communities from diverse habitats. Among the activities encoded in microbiomes are the abilities to synthesize and(More)
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