Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance"


A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dan I. Andersson
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala Biomedicinska Centrum BMC, Husarg. 3, 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden
Website: http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo?id=XX3213
E-Mail: Dan.Andersson@imbim.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 4175
Interests: antibiotic resistance mechanisms; antibiotic action; bacterial genetics; molecular and experimental evolution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This call for manuscripts (original research work and reviews) to the recently started journal ANTIBIOTICS is aimed at the area of Antibiotic Resistance. Even though evolution is a process typically submitted to many unexpected factors and therefore thought by many to be essentially unpredictable, much of microbiological research applied to public health is based on the implicit belief that microbial variation leading to infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance is predictable and therefore can be controlled and prevented before causing clinical problems. Thus, to rationally and effectively deal with antibiotic resistance we need to understand the evolutionary origin of different types of resistance mechanisms and which factors are influencing the emergence and spread of these resistance mechanisms into human and animal bacterial pathogens. We also need to have conceptual as well as methodological tools available for prediction of when, where and how resistance will develop when antibiotic pressures are applied. Furthermore, we need to explore novel approaches with regard to how to rationally choose drug targets and drugs with minimized risk of resistance development.
Thus, the scope of this special issue is antibiotic resistance with a special focus on resistance mechanisms, their emergence and transmission and factors that influence the rate and trajectory of the evolution of various types of resistance mechanisms within and outside human hosts. Mechanisms include both mutational and laterally transferred resistance mechanisms, and we are interested in both experimental and theoretical work.

Prof. Dr. Dan I. Andersson
Guest Editor


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  • antibiotic resistance
  • mechanisms of resistance
  • evolution
  • prediction
  • mathematical modeling
  • resistome
  • emergence
  • mutation
  • horizontal gene transfer
  • plasmids
  • transposons
  • integrons
  • transmission
  • virulence
  • mutator

Published Papers (5 papers)

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Antibiotics 2013, 2(2), 288-315; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2020288
Received: 7 March 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 23 May 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013
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by  and
Antibiotics 2013, 2(2), 237-255; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2020237
Received: 4 February 2013; in revised form: 22 March 2013 / Accepted: 9 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013
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by ,  and
Antibiotics 2013, 2(2), 217-236; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2020217
Received: 11 March 2013; in revised form: 5 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 April 2013 / Published: 16 April 2013
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by  and
Antibiotics 2013, 2(2), 206-216; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2020206
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 28 March 2013 / Accepted: 28 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013
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by ,  and
Antibiotics 2013, 2(1), 100-114; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2010100
Received: 8 February 2013; in revised form: 4 March 2013 / Accepted: 5 March 2013 / Published: 14 March 2013
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Last update: 25 September 2012

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