Special Issue "Updates on Novel Antimicrobial Agents and Strategies Against Pathogenic Bacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: antibiotic resistance mechanisms; genetic bases for the diffusion of antibiotic resistance genes; microbial bioinformatics; new antimicrobial drugs; bacteriophages; bacteriophages as tools for phage therapy
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Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Aquatic Environments
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Updates on Novel Antimicrobials Agents and Strategies against Pathogenic Bacteria, 2nd Edition
The problem of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens has reached alarming levels, with the emergence and diffusion at worldwide scale of strains displaying complex antibiotic resistance phenotypes which seriously impede the effective treatment of some bacterial infections. A number of international bodies, such as the World Health Organization and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention, forecast that this ‘antibiotic resistance crisis’ will lead to the death of several million people per year in the 21th century. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop novel antibiotics and innovative antimicrobial approaches to avoid the return to the “pre-antibiotic era”.
This Special Issue aims to provide an update about original approaches to fight bacterial pathogens. It is expected that this Special Issue will collect research articles on new molecules with antimicrobial activity, including new conventional antibiotics of either synthetic or natural origin, modified drugs with augmented potency to be used alone or in synergy, innovative alternatives such bacteriophages or components thereof, enzybiotics, and probiotics able to displace the pathogenic microflora.
Dr. Marco Maria D'Andrea
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antimicrobial drugs
- new antimicrobials