Molecular Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Infectious Diseases

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 272

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, Legnaro, 35020 Padua, PD, Italy
Interests: molecular microbiology; food-borne zoonoses; antimicrobial use; antimicrobial resistance; microbiome; resistome
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Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, PD, Italy
Interests: molecular microbiology; food-borne zoonoses; antimicrobial resistance; microbiome; resistome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, antimicrobial resistance has become a serious concern for animal and human health. The emergence of resistant pathogens in animals may pose serious economic and health concerns due to a decreased responsiveness of diseased animals to antimicrobial therapy. In addition, the emergence of resistance in pet, wild, and domestic animals is a public health risk due to the potential transfer of resistant bacteria or genetic determinants to humans. Indeed, a high demand for fast and reliable methods for the rapid detection of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and determinants, even when testing a large number of samples, is required due to the increasing threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Molecular assays, even if not without their limitations, perfectly fit this purpose. In particular, high-throughput technologies are able to generate an amount of data and information that can be very helpful in understanding the molecular basis of this complex issue.

In this Special Issue, we welcome original research papers and reviews dealing with:

1) Occurrence and circulation of resistant bacteria in food-producing animals as detected by high-throughput technologies (e.g. NGS, qPCR, microarrays);

2) Molecular detection and epidemiology of resistant food-borne pathogens in domestic animal populations and their environment;

3) Use of high-throughput technologies for improving the knowledge and covering the gap in the molecular basis of resistance determinants in domestic animals;

4) Development of new technologies (e.g., nanotechnologies) and protocols for detecting antimicrobial resistance determinants in animal bacteria.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Alessandra Piccirillo
Dr. Andrea Laconi
Guest Editors

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  • food-producing animals
  • food-borne pathogens
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • resistance determinants
  • high-throughput technologies
  • next-generation sequencing
  • metagenomics
  • resistome

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