Antimicrobial resistance in Bacteroides spp.: occurrence and dissemination.

Bacteroides spp. organisms, though important human commensals, are also opportunistic pathogens when they escape the colonic milieu. Resistance to multiple antibiotics has been increasing in Bacteroides spp. for decades, and is primarily due to horizontal gene transfer of a plethora of mobile elements. The mechanistic aspects of conjugation in Bacteroides… (More)

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