13 July 2020

Microbiota determines permanence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut

© Joana Carvalho, IGC 2020

Researchers led by Isabel Gordo have found that the microbiota of each individual determines the maintenance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut: whereas in some individuals resistant bacteria are quickly eliminated, in others they are not. The study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, reinforces the need to implement more personalized therapies and offers new insights to the paradigm of the evolution of antibiotic resistance in the gut.

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