Research – New antibiotic resistance gene found in salmonella from broiler chickens

FeedStuffs Salmonella Campylobacter

Gene, dubbed fosA7, confers high level of resistance to fosfomycin, an antibiotic used to eliminate infections caused by multi-drug-resistant bacteria.

A team of investigators from Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin. The researchers found the gene in isolates of the pathogen Salmonella enterica from broiler chickens.

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