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Special Issue

Analysis and Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in 'One Health' Approach

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Abbassi Mohamed Salah, PhD

  1. Assistant Professor, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut de la Recherche Vétérinaire de Tunisie, 20 Rue Jebel Lakhdhar, Bab Saadoun, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
  2. Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, Laboratoire de Résistance Aux Antibiotiques LR99ES09, Tunisia

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Research interests: Gene expression regulation; integrons; drug resistance; zoonoses

About This Topic

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global threat to human health and the clinical treatment of disease. Over the past decade, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been detected in almost every setting on a global scale. Since human activity drives the selection of genes from environmental and cellular sources, these genes can then be selected to confer antibiotic resistance. ARGs are mainly carried by mobile genetic elements (plasmids and transposons), which enhance their spread between strains belonging to the same species or between different genera. This special issue welcomes various studies related to identification and characterization of antibiotic resistance genes from pathogenic and commensal bacteria as well as from environmental bacteria. This special issue will highlight the genome plasticity of bacteria and the most important genomic phenomenon that drive selection, collection and organization of ARGs.


Antibiotic resistance genes; health risk; distribution, human/animal-environment interface

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