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Mechanistic insight of simultaneous removal of tetracycline and its related antibiotic resistance bacteria and genes by ferrate(VI).

Sci Total Environ 2021 May 3;786:147492. Epub 2021 May 3.

College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China. Electronic address:

The emergence of antibiotics and their corresponding antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have posed great challenges to the public health. The paper demonstrates the removal of co-existing tetracycline (TC), its resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli), and ARGs (tetA and tetR) in a mixed system by applying ferrate(VI) (FeO, Fe(VI)) at pH 7. Read More

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Antibiotic resistance gene dissipation in soil microcosms amended with antibiotics and swine manure.

J Environ Qual 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Elings Hall, 605 Bissell Road, Ames, IA, 50011, USA.

The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture has exacerbated the presence of both antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and residual antibiotics excreted in animal manure. Field application of this manure is a common practice as its nutrient rich material can benefit crop growth. However, this practice can also introduce antibiotics and ARGs into non-agricultural settings. Read More

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Genomic Analysis of Antibiotic-Resistant and -Susceptible Isolated from Bovine Sources in Maputo, Mozambique.

Foodborne Pathog Dis 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA.

This study reports a genomic analysis of isolates recovered from 25 bovine fecal composite samples collected from four different production units in Maputo city and around Maputo Province, Mozambique. The genomes were analyzed to determine the presence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), genetic relatedness, and virulence factors known to cause diseases in humans. Whole-genome sequencing was conducted on 28 isolates using an Illumina NextSeq 500 sequencing platform. Read More

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Deciphering Potential Roles of Earthworms in Mitigation of Antibiotic Resistance in the Soils from Diverse Ecosystems.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, China.

Earthworms are capable of redistributing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) through soil profiles. However, our understanding of the earthworm gut microbiome and its interaction with the antibiotic resistome is still lacking. Here, we characterized the earthworm gut and soil microbiome and antibiotic resistome in natural and agricultural ecosystems at a national scale, and microcosm studies and field experiments were also employed to test the potential role of earthworms in dynamics of soil ARGs. Read More

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Identification of a novel autophagy signature for predicting survival in patients with lung adenocarcinoma.

PeerJ 2021 21;9:e11074. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Geriatric Thoracic Surgery, The First Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, P.R. China.

Background: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the most commonhistological lung cancer subtype, with an overall five-year survivalrate of only 17%. In this study, we aimed to identify autophagy-related genes (ARGs) and develop an LUAD prognostic signature.

Methods: In this study, we obtained ARGs from three databases and downloaded gene expression profiles from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Read More

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Interkingdom Gut Microbiome and Resistome of the Cockroach .

mSystems 2021 May 11;6(3). Epub 2021 May 11.

Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (ISysBio), University of Valencia and CSIC, Valencia, Spain

Cockroaches are intriguing animals with two coexisting symbiotic systems, an endosymbiont in the fat body, involved in nitrogen metabolism, and a gut microbiome whose diversity, complexity, role, and developmental dynamics have not been fully elucidated. In this work, we present a metagenomic approach to study populations not treated, treated with kanamycin, and recovered after treatment, both naturally and by adding feces to the diet, with the aim of better understanding the structure and function of its gut microbiome along the development as well as the characterization of its resistome. For the first time, we analyze the interkingdom hindgut microbiome of this species, including bacteria, fungi, archaea, and viruses. Read More

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Manure Microbial Communities and Resistance Profiles Reconfigure after Transition to Manure Pits and Differ from Those in Fertilized Field Soil.

mBio 2021 May 11;12(3). Epub 2021 May 11.

Center for Precision Medicine Research, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA

In agricultural settings, microbes and antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) have the potential to be transferred across diverse environments and ecosystems. The consequences of these microbial transfers are unclear and understudied. On dairy farms, the storage of cow manure in manure pits and subsequent application to field soil as a fertilizer may facilitate the spread of the mammalian gut microbiome and its associated ARGs to the environment. Read More

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Soil type shapes the antibiotic resistome profiles of long-term manured soil.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 27;786:147361. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

College of Resources and Environment, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China. Electronic address:

Animal manure fertilization facilitates the proliferation and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in soil, posing high risks to humans and ecosystem health. Although studies suggest that soil types could shape the ARG profiles in greenhouse soil, there is still a lack of comparative studies on the fate of ARGs in different types of manured soils under field trials. Thus, a metagenomic approach was used to decipher the fate of ARGs in 12-year long-term fertilized (inorganic fertilizer, compost manure and a mix of them) acidic, near-neutral and alkaline soils. Read More

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Ecological insights into the elevational biogeography of antibiotic resistance genes in a pristine river: Metagenomic analysis along the Yarlung Tsangpo River on the Tibetan Plateau.

Environ Pollut 2021 Apr 10;286:117101. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Key Laboratory of Integrated Regulation and Resource Development on Shallow Lakes, Ministry of Education, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210098, China.

Presently, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) is regarded as an emerging environmental issue, and many studies have illuminated biogeographical patterns of the antibiotic resistome. However, few studies have investigated elevational biogeography and associated assembly mechanisms of ARGs in natural river systems. Accordingly, in the present study, we used metagenomics approaches to analyze the biogeographical pattern of ARGs along the pristine Yarlung Tsangpo River on the Tibetan Plateau. Read More

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Toxicity Assessment of Nano-ZnO Exposure on the Human Intestinal Microbiome, Metabolic Functions, and Resistome Using an In Vitro Colon Simulator.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Particle Pollution and Prevention (LAP3), IRDR ICoE on Risk Interconnectivity and Governance on Weather/Climate Extremes Impact and Public Health, Fudan Tyndall Centre, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China.

Nano-ZnO, as a commonly used nanomaterial, has been found in drinking water, food, and medicine; therefore, it poses potential health risks via the digestion system. However, little is known about the toxicity of nano-ZnO on the human intestinal microbiome, which plays critical roles in human health. This study comprehensively investigated the impact of nano-ZnO on the human gut microbiome, metabolic functions, and resistome using an in vitro colon simulator. Read More

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Performance of full scale constructed wetlands in removing antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 28;786:147368. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University & Research, P.O. Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Additional treatment of wastewater, such as constructed wetlands (CWs), is a possible solution to reduce the discharge of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from households and industry to the environment. This study aims to investigate the occurrence and removal of antibiotics and ARGs by two full scale CWs operated at different hydraulic retention times (HRT), namely 1 day and 3 days. Both CWs were receiving the same wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent. Read More

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Combat of antimicrobial resistance in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent via solar advanced oxidation processes: Achievements and perspectives.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 30;786:147448. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Research Group on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes, Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Electronic address:

This review aims to gather main achievements and limitations associated to the application of solar photocatalytic processes with regard to the removal of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent (MWWTPE). Solar photocatalytic processes were chosen considering the context of developing tropical countries. Among these processes, solar photo-Fenton has been proved effective for the elimination of ARB from MWWTPE at neutral pH in bench and pilot scale and also under continuous flow. Read More

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Multi-omics analyses on the response mechanisms of 'Shine Muscat' grapevine to low degree of excess copper stress (Low-ECS).

Environ Pollut 2021 Apr 30;286:117278. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 210095, China; Fruit Crop Genetic Improvement and Seedling Propagation Engineering Center of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, 210095, China.

Copper stress is one of the most severe heavy metal stresses in plants. Grapevine has a relatively higher copper tolerance than other fruit crops. However, there are no reports regarding the tolerance mechanisms of the 'Shine Muscat' ('SM') grape to a low degree of excess copper stress (Low-ECS). Read More

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Functional Metagenomics for Identification of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs).

Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2242:173-183

Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM), University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.

The identification of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in microbial communities is one of the most challenging tasks in biology. The evolution and improvement of genome sequencing techniques, combined with the improvement of computational analysis techniques, have allowed us to acquire increasingly detailed information on the complex and varied microbial community that coexists and coevolves in the most heterogeneous environment. This chapter describes how to identify and quantify ARGs, using specific tools (Bowtie2, Bedtools for coverage, G/C content, and the estimated number of reads mapping each open reading frame; RGI tool, with the support of CARD database, to inspect the distribution of antibiotic resistance genes). Read More

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Exploring the Antibiotic Resistance Burden in Livestock, Livestock Handlers and Their Non-Livestock Handling Contacts: A One Health Perspective.

Front Microbiol 2021 20;12:651461. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Medical Sciences, Zoonosis Science Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Antibiotics are freqeuently used in the livestock sector in low- and middle-income countries for treatment, prophylaxis, and growth promotion. However, there is limited information into the zoonotic prevalence and dissemination patterns of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) within these environments. In this study we used pig farming in Thailand as a model to explore AMR; 156 pig farms were included, comprising of small-sized (<50 sows) and medium-sized (≥100 sows) farms, where bacterial isolates were selectively cultured from animal rectal and human fecal samples. Read More

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Microbial and chemical pollutants on the manure-crops pathway in the perspective of "One Health" holistic approach.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 29;785:147411. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

The Biotechnology Centre, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 8 Str., 44-100 Gliwice, Poland; Department of Inorganic, Analytical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 6 Str., 44-100 Gliwice, Poland.

This study determined the impact of poultry and bovine manure fertilization on the content of antibiotics, heavy metals (HMs), and the quantitative and qualitative composition of integrase and antibiotic resistance genes in soil, groundwater, and crops cultivated on manure-amended plots. Antibiotic concentration levels were analyzed using the HPLC-MS/MS, heavy metal concentration level were measured by HGAAS and ICP-OES, while the integrase genes and ARGs were quantified using Real-Time PCR (qPCR) method. Manure, soil, and crops samples contained the highest concentration of Zn (10-10 ng g) and Cu (10-10 ng g) of all HMs tested. Read More

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First report of a bla metallo-β-lactamase-possessing Klebsiella michiganensis.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK), University of Bern. Electronic address:

Background: Klebsiella michiganensis is an emerging pathogen. As for Klebsiella pneumoniae, this species is able to acquire antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) via mobile genetic elements. In this context, K. Read More

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Tetracycline, sulfadimethoxine, and antibiotic resistance gene dynamics during anaerobic digestion of dairy manure.

J Environ Qual 2021 Mar 2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Dep. of Chemistry, Univ. at Buffalo, The State Univ. of New York, 611 Natural Science Complex, Buffalo, NY, 14260, USA.

Antibiotic use in animal husbandry is a potential entryway for antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) to enter the environment through manure fertilizer application. The potential of anaerobic digestion (AD) to remove antibiotics and ARGs was investigated through tetracycline (TC) and sulfadimethoxine (SDM) additions into dairy manure digested for 44 d. This was the first study to evaluate antibiotics at concentrations quantified on-farm and relevant to field applications of manure. Read More

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Sources of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (ARB) and Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs) in the Soil: A Review of the Spreading Mechanism and Human Health Risks.

Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Key Laboratory of Pollution Processes and Environmental Criteria at Ministry of Education, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Pollution Control, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.

Soil is an essential part of our ecosystem and plays a crucial role as a nutrient source, provides habitat for plants and other organisms. Overuse of antibiotics has accelerated the development and dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). ARB and ARGs are recognized as emerging environmental contaminants causing soil pollution and serious risks to public health. Read More

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Chlorine disinfection facilitates natural transformation through ROS-mediated oxidative stress.

ISME J 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

The bacterial infection that involves antimicrobial resistance is a rising global threat to public health. Chlorine-based water disinfection processes can inactivate antibiotic resistant bacteria. However, at the same time, these processes may cause the release of antibiotic resistance genes into the water as free DNA, and consequently increase the risk to disseminate antibiotic resistance via natural transformation. Read More

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Microplastics are a hotspot for antibiotic resistance genes: Progress and perspective.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 6;773:145643. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China; Center of Plant Ecology, Core Botanical Gardens, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China; Sino-Africa Joint Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China. Electronic address:

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and microplastics in the environment are of great public concern due to their potential risk to human health. Microplastics can form distinct bacterial communities and absorb pollutants from the surrounding environment, which provide potential hosts and exert possible selection pressure of ARGs. We provide a practical evaluation of the scientific literature regarding this issue. Read More

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Effect of earthworms in reduction and fate of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) during clinical laboratory wastewater treatment by vermifiltration.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 6;773:145152. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Environmental Engineering Group, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

In the recent decades, the role of wastewater treatment plants has been entrenched for the dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria into the environment. The present study explores the dynamics of earthworms-microorganisms interactions involved in the high treatment efficacy of vermifiltration technology along with reduction of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB). This study is the first of its kind to investigate the performance efficacy of vermifilter (VF) for clinical laboratory wastewater treatment. Read More

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Assessing visitor use impact on antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in soil and water environments of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 21;785:147122. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA. Electronic address:

Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been detected in soil and water in close proximity to anthropogenic sources, but the extent to which human impact plays into ARB and ARGs entering the environment is not well described. This study aimed to determine the impact of visitor use on ARB and ARGs in a national park environment. Soil (n = 240) and water (n = 210) samples were collected across a gradient of human activity in Rocky Mountain National Park and analyzed for bacteria resistant to doxycycline, levofloxacin, and vancomycin. Read More

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The fate of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and mobile genetic elements (MGEs) from livestock wastewater (dominated by quinolone antibiotics) treated by microbial fuel cell (MFC).

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Apr 28;218:112267. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

College of Civil Engineering, Sichuan Agricultural University, Dujiangyan 611830, PR China.

The removal characteristics of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements from livestock wastewater (dominated by quinolone antibiotics) treated with MFC were evaluated by High-throughput quantitative (HT-qPCR). The results showed that 144 ARGs and 8 MEGs were detected in the livestock wastewater. After MFC treatment, the number of AGRs decreased as a whole, and the relative abundance of macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin group B (MLSB) and aminoglycosider decreased by 62. Read More

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Metagenomics analysis reveals the distribution and communication of antibiotic resistance genes within two different red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii cultivation ecosystems.

Environ Pollut 2021 Apr 16;285:117144. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Scientific Observing and Experimental Station of Fishery Resources and Environment in the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River, Wuxi, 214081, China; Wuxi Fisheries College, Nanjing Agricultural University, Wuxi, 214081, China. Electronic address:

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are emerging contaminants that pose a potential risk to human health worldwide. In this study, a metagenomic analysis was performed to investigate the distribution of ARGs in paddy field ecosystems, crayfish monoculture pond ecosystems, and rice-crayfish cultivation field ecosystems. The results showed that MacB and BcrA are two dominant ARGs, and macrolide is the dominant antibiotic not only in the water, but also in the sediment and gut of crayfish, in both the crayfish monoculture and the rice-crayfish cultivation ecosystems. Read More

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Application of Nanopore Sequencing (MinION) for the Analysis of Bacteriome and Resistome of Bean Sprouts.

Microorganisms 2021 Apr 27;9(5). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Technicka 3, 16628 Prague 6, Czech Republic.

The aspiration these days is to apply rapid methods for parallel analysis of bacteriome and resistome of food samples to increase food safety and prevent antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) spreading. In this work, we used nanopore sequencing (NS) to determine the diversity and dynamics of the microbiome and resistome in two types of bean sprouts. We proved that NS provided an easy, quick, and reliable way to identify the microbiome and resistome of a food sample also. Read More

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Identification of an 11-Autophagy-Related-Gene Signature as Promising Prognostic Biomarker for Bladder Cancer Patients.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Apr 27;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 341 East 25 Street, New York, NY 10010, USA.

Background: Survival rates for highly invasive bladder cancer (BC) patients have been very low, with a 5-year survival rate of 6%. Accurate prediction of tumor progression and survival is important for diagnosis and therapeutic decisions for BC patients. Our study aims to develop an autophagy-related-gene (ARG) signature that helps to predict the survival of BC patients. Read More

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Anaerobic Digestion and Removal of Sulfamethoxazole, Enrofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin and Their Antibiotic Resistance Genes in a Full-Scale Biogas Plant.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2021 Apr 28;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Institute of Polar Sciences, National Research Council (ISP-CNR), 00010 Montelibretti, Italy.

Anaerobic digestion is one of the best ways to re-use animal manure and agricultural residues, through the production of combustible biogas and digestate. However, the use of antibiotics for preventing and treating animal diseases and, consequently, their residual concentrations in manure, could introduce them into anaerobic digesters. If the digestate is applied as a soil fertilizer, antibiotic residues and/or their corresponding antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) could reach soil ecosystems. Read More

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Combining Functional Genomics and Whole-Genome Sequencing to Detect Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Bacterial Strains Co-Occurring Simultaneously in a Brazilian Hospital.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2021 Apr 11;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Biology, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes 3900, Ribeirão Preto, SP 14049-901, Brazil.

(1) Background: The rise of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria represents an emergent threat to human health. Here, we investigate antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria of several species isolated from an intensive care unit in Brazil. (2) Methods: We used whole-genome analysis to identify antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and plasmids in 34 strains of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, providing the first genomic description of and clinical isolates from South America. Read More

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Novel Soil-Derived Beta-Lactam, Chloramphenicol, Fosfomycin and Trimethoprim Resistance Genes Revealed by Functional Metagenomics.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2021 Apr 3;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology and Göttingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg-August University of Göttingen, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany.

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in soil are considered to represent one of the largest environmental resistomes on our planet. As these genes can potentially be disseminated among microorganisms via horizontal gene transfer (HGT) and in some cases are acquired by clinical pathogens, knowledge about their diversity, mobility and encoded resistance spectra gained increasing public attention. This knowledge offers opportunities with respect to improved risk prediction and development of strategies to tackle antibiotic resistance, and might help to direct the design of novel antibiotics, before further resistances reach hospital settings or the animal sector. Read More

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