Survival of staphylococci and transmissibility of their antimicrobial resistance genes in milk after heat treatments
There is growing concern that the milk heat treatments, which are the main antibacterial safeguard in the dairy industry, are not sufficient in inactivating the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes of staphylococci and may induce a viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state of these microorganisms. This study investigated the persistence and quantification of blaZ, mecC and tetK plasmid-mediated AMR genes copy numbers of two staphylococcal strains in both milk and Tris-EDTA (TE) buffer.
Boosting innovation to curb AMR?
AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021
The AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021 aims to add to the global curbing of AMR by boosting joint early & translational research, R&D, clinical development, validation, registration and commercialisation of vaccines, microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial products.