Integron Involvement in Environmental Spread of Antibiotic Resistance


The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing problem and a public health issue. In recent decades, various genetic mechanisms involved in the spread of resistance genes among bacteria have been identified. Integrons - genetic elements that acquire, exchange, and express genes embedded within gene cassettes (GC) - are one of these mechanisms… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00119


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