Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Plant and Soil Microbiome under the Changing Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been recognized as a major health issue of global concerns of the 21st century. Emerging evidence suggests that the environment is the single largest source and reservoir of antibiotic resistance determinants. Currently, more than 700,000 people die globally per year from antibiotic-resistant diseases, and if no action is taken, more than 10 million deaths per year are projected by 2050. At its heart, the influence of antibiotic resistance on human, animal, and plant health and welfare, as well as its ecological and economic consequences, has reinforced the need for a concerted effort to track and control its emergence and dissemination
Despite a longstanding interest in this topic, currently, we lack a comprehensive understanding of how environmental resistomes change in the context of a changing environment as well as the contribution of the environmental state factors to those changes. This Special Issue will center on metagenomic and population genomic studies on the environmental resistome and its connection to environmental state factors. We are especially interested in the processes that drive the dissemination of AMR between soil and plant.
Dr. Qinglin Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antimicrobial resistance
- soil microbiology
- plant microbiome