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Special Issue "Molecular Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Virulence Genes in Drug-Resistant Bacteria"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 6865
Special Issue Editor
Interests: medical bacteriology; whole-genome sequencing; antimicrobial resistance; molecular diagnostics
Special Issue Information
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious issues in human and veterinary medicine worldwide. AMR is a natural process wherein microorganisms, particularly bacteria, elicit certain resistance processes, receive resistant genes from other bacteria through horizontal gene transfer, and adapt to antibiotics. Antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms are present in humans, animals, food, plants, and the environment. The primary cause of AMR is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics and poor hygiene and sanitation in both humans and animals. Studies on the diversity, distribution, and persistence of drug-resistant and virulence genes in bacterial populations serve as useful tools for improving the understanding of AMR epidemiology. Therefore, we welcome studies on molecular epidemiology, AMR, and the molecular characterization of antibiotic-resistant and virulence genes in bacteria, which can contribute to the understanding of potential molecular, genetic, and environmental risk factors to the etiology, distribution, and prevention of diseases in healthcare facilities and farms.
Dr. Aunchalee Thanwisai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- molecular epidemiology
- antimicrobial resistance
- virulence genes
- drug-resistant bacteria
- antimicrobial activity