Can Clays in Livestock Feed Promote Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence in Pathogenic Bacteria?

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Rodríguez-Rojas, Alexandro; Rodríguez-Beltrán, Jerónimo; Valverde, José Ramón; Blázquez , Jesús;
  • Publisher: Freie Universität Berlin Universitätsbibliothek, Garystr. 39, 14195 Berlin
  • Journal: volume 4,issue 3,pages299-308issn: 2079-6382, eissn: 2079-6382
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4790286, doi: 10.3390/antibiotics4030299
  • Subject: antimicrobial | RM1-950 | antibiotic resistance | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | sepiolite | 570 Life sciences | virulence factor | Hypothesis | horizontal gene transfer | 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie | clay
    • ddc: ddc:570

The use of antibiotics in animal husbandry has long been associated with the appearance of antibiotic resistance and virulence factor determinants. Nonetheless, the number of cases of human infection involving resistant or virulent microorganisms that originate in farms... View more
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