Antibiotics and Probiotics: What Is the Effect on the Gut?

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 198

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte 31270-901, Brazil
Interests: animal health; veterinary microbiology; bacterial genetics; genomics; bioinformatics
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Veterinary School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte 31270-901, Brazil
Interests: bioinformatics; reverse vaccinology; probiotic; immunoinformatics; next generation sequencing data analysis; pan genomics; metagenomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibiotics are medicines that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria. Antibiotic use can have several negative effects on gut microbiota, including reduced species diversity and the loss of key functional taxa, resulting in shifts in metabolism and increasing the susceptibility of the gut to colonization and the stimulation of bacterial antibiotic resistance.

Growing evidence indicates that probiotics may restore the composition of the gut microbiome and introduce beneficial functions to gut microbial communities, resulting in the amelioration or prevention of gut inflammation and other intestinal or systemic disease phenotypes.

The Special Issue of Antibiotics aims to collect manuscript submissions that further our understanding of the effects of antibiotics and probiotics on the gut of men and domestic animals.

Prof. Dr. Vasco Azevedo
Dr. Flávia Figueira Aburjaile
Guest Editors

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  • antibiotics
  • probiotics
  • gut health
  • gut microbiota
  • dysbiosis

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