Hospital-associated microbiota and implications for nosocomial infections.

@article{Lax2015HospitalassociatedMA,
  title={Hospital-associated microbiota and implications for nosocomial infections.},
  author={Simon Lax and Jack A Gilbert},
  journal={Trends in molecular medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          427-32
        }
}
The rise of high-throughput sequencing technologies and culture-independent microbial surveys has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of how microbes colonize, move about, and evolve in hospital environments. Genome analysis of individual organisms, characterization of population dynamics, and microbial community ecology are facilitating the identification of novel pathogens, the tracking of disease outbreaks, and the study of the evolution of antibiotic resistance. Here we review… CONTINUE READING

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