The human microbiome harbors a diverse reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes.

@article{Sommer2010TheHM,
  title={The human microbiome harbors a diverse reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes.},
  author={Morten O. A. Sommer and George M. Church and Gautam Dantas},
  journal={Virulence},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          299-303
        }
}
The increasing levels of multi-drug resistance in human pathogenic bacteria are compromising our ability to treat infectious disease. Since antibiotic resistance determinants are readily exchanged between bacteria through lateral gene transfer, there is an increasing interest in investigating reservoirs of antibiotic resistance accessible to pathogens. Due to the high likelihood of contact and genetic exchange with pathogens during disease progression, the human microflora warrants special… CONTINUE READING

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