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This Review provides an overview of the resistome (collection of all antibiotic resistance genes) of various environments and unravels to what extent these environments can act as a reservoir to spread antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) to pathogenic bacteria.
Credit: von Wintersdorff CJH, Penders J, van Niekerk JM, Mills ND, Majumder S, van Alphen LB, Savelkoul PHM and Wolffs PFG (2016) Dissemination of Antimicrobial Resistance in Microbial Ecosystems through Horizontal Gene Transfer. Front. Microbiol. 7:173. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00173
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