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Human Gut Potential Breeding Ground For Antibiotic Resistance

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February 20, 2001
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American Society For Microbiology
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Bacteria in your gut could be exchanging genetic material, including antibiotic resistance genes, with bacteria that are simply passing through on your food, say researchers from the University of Illinois.

Washington, DC - February 16, 2001--Bacteria in your gut could be exchanging genetic material, including antibiotic resistance genes, with bacteria that are simply passing through on your food, say researchers from the University of Illinois. The study, which appears in the February 2001 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, is the first to provide evidence of this phenomenon in the human digestive tract.


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