Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance: Mobility and Microbiomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Prof. Jonathan Iredell
Understanding the rise in antibiotic resistance requires an understanding of the factors that contribute to the mobility of resistance, particularly among Gram-negative bacteria. This includes the small mobile genetic elements that capture and mobilise genes, as well as plasmid and other vehicles, and the relationships between them. The effects of antibiotic selection on polymicrobial populations such as the gut microbiome are also important. In this Special Issue, we aim to deal with the effects of antibiotics at the population level, as well as on individual bacterial cells, and the genetic mobility that determines the ultimate epidemiology and ecology of antibiotic resistance. We welcome submissions (reviews or original articles) that examine genetic ecology and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance, vehicles (resistance plasmids, their antibiotic-susceptible ecological partners and competitors) or antibiotic effects on polymicrobial populations (from wastewater to the gut microbiome). These submissions should be aimed at a biologically literate readership with a general interest in genetics and a desire to better understand the dynamics of antibiotic resistance in highly mobile and recombinant gene pools.
Prof. Jonathan Iredell
Dr. Sally Partridge
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- antibiotic resistance
- mobile genetic elements
- resistance ecology