Special Issue "Advances in Enterococcus Associated with Wildlife"
A special issue of Microbiology Research (ISSN 2036-7481).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 1570
Interests: antimicrobial susceptibility testing; PCR; DNA; genotyping; antimicrobial resistance; primer
Wild animals play a significant role in balancing the environment, as well as in maintaining a balance in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This importance can be categorized as ecological, economic, investigatory, and conservation of biological diversities.
The anthropogenic impact on the environment has forced wild animals to live near human settlements, which has resulted in negative outcomes for wildlife conservation. In addition, contamination of water and soil by urban and/or industrial effluent with antibiotics and/or heavy metals also negatively affects the environment and wildlife.
In this context, some biological agents isolated from wild animals could be used as indicators of ecosystem disturbance. Among microorganisms, enterococci are considered sentinels of humans in nature and might serve to evaluate anthropogenic effects.
Enterococci are commensal microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Some species of enterococci have been receiving attention due to the increased frequency of antimicrobial resistance and virulence. On the other hand, several strains have shown antimicrobial (bacteriocins) activity against pathogenic microorganisms.
This Topic welcomes publications that focus on any aspect of Enterococcus isolated from wild animals, including species distribution, resistance, virulence profile, mobile genetic elements, bacteriocin production, and/or diseases.
Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Guedes Frazzon
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- bacteriogenic strains