Resisting antimicrobial resistance: lessons from fungus farming ants

Pathak, Ayush, Kett, Stephen ORCID logoORCID: and Marvasi, Massimiliano ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Resisting antimicrobial resistance: lessons from fungus farming ants. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 34 (11) . pp. 974-976. ISSN 0169-5347 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2019.08.007)

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Attine ants use antimicrobials produced by commensal bacteria to inhibit parasites on their fungal gardens. However, in this agricultural system, antimicrobial use does not lead to overwhelming resistance, as is typical in clinical settings. Mixtures of continually evolving antimicrobial variants could support these dynamics. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 27820
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