Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 13th, 2001
The study, in the February 2001 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, is the first to provide evidence of this phenomenon in the human digestive tract.
"What we've shown is antibiotic resistance genes in nature can move about in the human colon," says Abigail Saylers, the senior investigator. "A surprising amount of gene transfer is occurring in the human colon. There's a lot of bacterial hanky-panky going on in...
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