The scourge of antibiotic resistance: the important role of the environment.

@article{Finley2013TheSO,
  title={The scourge of antibiotic resistance: the important role of the environment.},
  author={R. Finley and P. Collignon and D. Larsson and S. McEwen and Xian-Zhi Li and W. Gaze and R. Reid-Smith and M. Timinouni and D. Graham and E. Topp},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={
          704-10
        }
}
  • R. Finley, P. Collignon, +7 authors E. Topp
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Antibiotic resistance and associated genes are ubiquitous and ancient, with most genes that encode resistance in human pathogens having originated in bacteria from the natural environment (eg, β-lactamases and fluoroquinolones resistance genes, such as qnr). The rapid evolution and spread of "new" antibiotic resistance genes has been enhanced by modern human activity and its influence on the environmental resistome. This highlights the importance of including the role of the environmental… Expand
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