Functional metagenomics for the investigation of antibiotic resistance

  title={Functional metagenomics for the investigation of antibiotic resistance},
  author={Peter Mullany},
  pages={443 - 447}
  • P. Mullany
  • Published 20 February 2014
  • Biology
  • Virulence
Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health and well-being. To effectively combat this problem we need to understand the range of different resistance genes that allow bacteria to resist antibiotics. To do this the whole microbiota needs to be investigated. As most bacteria cannot be cultivated in the laboratory, the reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes in the non-cultivatable majority remains relatively unexplored. Currently the only way to study antibiotic resistance in these… 
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