Appl Environ Microbiol 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
Food, Nutrition and Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a driving force for the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes among , a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis worldwide Although HGT is well documented for planktonic cells, the role of biofilms in AMR spread that likely to occur in the environment is poorly understood. Here, we developed a co-cultivation model to investigate the HGT of chromosomally-encoded AMR genes between two F38011 AMR mutants in biofilms. Compared to planktonic cells, biofilms significantly promoted HGT ( < 0. Read More