volume 12, issue 1, P1700755 2020
DOI: 10.1080/19490976.2019.1700755
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Jeffery Ho, Yun Kit Yeoh, Nilakshi Barua, Zigui Chen, Grace Lui, Sunny H Wong, Xiao Yang, Martin CW Chan, Paul KS Chan, Peter M Hawkey, Margaret Ip

Abstract: In this review, we highlight the variations of gut resistome studies, which may preclude comparisons and translational interpretations. Of 22 included studies, a range of 12 to 2000 antibiotic resistance (AR) genes were profiled. Overall, studies defined a healthy gut resistome as subjects who had not taken antibiotics in the last three to 12 months prior to sampling. In studies with de novo assembly, AR genes were identified based on variable nucleotide or amino acid sequence similarities. Different marker ge…

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