Integron Involvement in Environmental Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

  title={Integron Involvement in Environmental Spread of Antibiotic Resistance},
  author={Thibault Stalder and Olivier Barraud and Magali Casellas and Christophe Dagot and M C Ploy},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
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. Integrons are widely distributed, especially in Gram-negative bacteria; they are carried by mobile genetic elements, plasmids, and transposons… CONTINUE READING


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