Antimicrobial resistance determinants in the microbiota of little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

  01 February 2021

Terrestrial and aquatic birds have been proposed as sentinels for the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria, but few species have been investigated specifically in the context of AMR in the marine ecosystem. This study contrasts the occurrence of class 1 integrons and associated antimicrobial resistance genes in wild and captive little penguins (Eudyptula minor), an Australian seabird with local population declines. 

Further reading: MacQuarie University
Author(s): Ida C. Lundbäck, Fiona K. McDougall, Peter Dann, David J. Slip, Rachael Gray, Michelle L. Power
Clean Environment   Healthy Animals  


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