Special Issue "Antimicrobial-Resistance of Food-Borne Pathogens"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food hygiene; microbial biofilm; food borne pathogens; antimicrobial-resistance
The emergence of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) in bacteria represents a major challenge for public health. The use, misuse, or indiscriminate use of antibiotics as therapeutic drugs in animal husbandry and plant health may contribute to the development of AMR in food-borne pathogens. There is growing concern over the possibility of AMR transmission via the food chain. Additionally, food processing environments could act as potential hotspots for AMR acquisition and spread. Indeed, biocide use and exposure to food‐related stresses could presumably act as selection pressures for increased microbial resistance to antibiotics. Monitoring of AMR in food-borne pathogens in food‐producing animals and their food products is crucial for understanding the development and diffusion of resistance, providing relevant risk assessment data, and evaluating targeted interventions. Currently, omics technologies are valuable tools to evaluate the dissemination and distribution of AMR of food-borne pathogens in the food chain. I invite authors to submit articles covering all aspects of this theme. Manuscripts concerning other related areas of interest are welcome, such as the following:
- The epidemiology and surveillance of AMR from farm to fork;
- The impact of biocide use and exposure to food-processing technologies on the prevalence of AMR in food-borne pathogens;
- Molecular approaches tools in order to investigate the AMR mechanism involved;
- The relationship between biofilm formation and AMR.
Dr. Pierluigi Di Ciccio
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- food-borne pathogens
- food chain
- food safety
- AMR control