The co-occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes between dogs and their owners in families

  19 May 2022

The intimate relationship between humans and companion animals causes a unique and critical aspect of antimicrobial resistance in humans. However, a comprehensive analysis of antimicrobial resistance between companion animals and their owners is lacking. Here, we chose 13 owned dogs and 16 owners as well as 22 kennel dogs to analyze the effect of an intimate relationship between owned dogs and owners on their gut microbiome, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), and mobile genetic elements (MGEs) and study the correlation of antimicrobial resistance between dogs and their owners in families by metagenomics.

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Author(s): Ruonan Zhao, Jie Hao,Jintao Yang, Cuihong Tong, Longfei Xie, Danyu Xiao, Zhenling Zeng, Wenguang Xiong
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