Distribution of tetracycline and erythromycin resistance genes among human oral and fecal metagenomic DNA.


We have analyzed the total metagenomic DNA from both human oral and fecal samples derived from healthy volunteers from six European countries to determine the molecular basis for tetracycline and erythromycin resistance. We have determined that tet(M) and tet(W) are the most prevalent tetracycline resistance genes assayed for in the oral and fecal… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/mdr.2009.0916