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

Finley, Rita; Collignon, Peter; Larsson, D.G. Joakim; McEwen, Scott A.; Li, Xian-Zhi; Gaze, William H.; Reid-Smith, Richard; Timinouni, Mohammed; Graham, David W; Topp, Edward

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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 q

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53657
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cit355

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