Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance Genes: Spread and Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Antibiotic resistance;Evolution;Efflux pumps;RND;Burkholderia
An in-depth knowledge of the genes and the mechanisms involved in the development and spread of antibiotic resistance (AR) is fundamental to counteracting this phenomenon.
Some information is already available on the resistome; the collection of all AR genes and their precursors, and the recent developments in -omics technologies have greatly contributed to expand our knowledge on this topic. However, more information is needed in order to more efficiently fight the spread of AR, to prevent its development, and to try to reduce it when it is already present, in order to be able to restore, for example, the activity of existing antibiotics.
This Special Issue invites articles on AR genes and their spread and evolution, including but not limited to the following topics:
- The evolution and spread of known mechanisms of AR and the emergence of new mechanisms;
- Direct evolution experiments on AR development;
- The connections between AR and physiology and cellular metabolism;
- The identification of unconventional genes directly or indirectly involved in AR;
- Studies on the AR fitness cost.
Dr. Elena Perrin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antibiotic resistance genes
- Mobile genetic element
- Horizontal gene transfer
- Mutation rate