Revealing antibiotic resistance in therapeutic and dietary probiotic supplements

  19 February 2020

The findings showed the presence of antibiotic resistance in probiotic bacteria isolated from commercially available dietary supplements. As multidrug resistance is a serious emerging issue and the risk of drug resistant gene transfer to commensals or pathogens of the gut is inevitable, the safety of probiotics has become a major criterion of interest. The findings of this study would serve as a platform for further screening and characterization of the determinants of antibiotic resistance and the genetic mechanisms of resistance.

Author(s): Joseph Selvin, Debanjana Maity, Arya Sajayan, Seghal Kiran
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