Antibiotic resistance in the wild: an eco-evolutionary perspective

@inproceedings{Hiltunen2017AntibioticRI,
  title={Antibiotic resistance in the wild: an eco-evolutionary perspective},
  author={Teppo Hiltunen and Marko Virta and Anna-Liisa Laine},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2017}
}
The legacy of the use and misuse of antibiotics in recent decades has left us with a global public health crisis: antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, making it harder to treat infections. At the same time, evolution of antibiotic resistance is probably the best-documented case of contemporary evolution. To date, research on antibiotic resistance has largely ignored the complexity of interactions that bacteria engage in. However, in natural populations, bacteria interact with other… CONTINUE READING
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