Special Issue "Genomic Analysis of Antibiotics Resistance in Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens currently poses a serious threat to public health and the economy. Due to antibiotic treatments in humans and in veterinary medicine, pathogenic bacteria are the most frequently exposed to unnatural doses of antibiotics and their selective effect.
In bacteria, resistance to antibiotics can be encoded on chromosomes, plasmids, or other mobile genetic elements. It can also result from mutations that lead to changes in the antibiotics’ affinity for their targets or in the antibiotics' ability to act on bacterial growth or death. The exposure of bacteria, bacterial populations, and microbial communities to antibiotics, at different concentrations, shapes their genomic dynamics, such as the mobilization and spreading of resistance determinants. It is essential to understand the dynamics and mobilization of the genes that encode antibiotic resistance, in human, animal, plant, and environmental microbiomes, through genomic and metagenomic approaches and bioinformatics analyses.
This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions on the horizontal transfer of antibiotic-resistance genes, their dissemination and epidemiology, association with bacterial virulence, between bacterial genotypes and their phenotypes, or any related research topic.
Dr. Teresa V. Nogueira
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- antibiotic resistance
- genome analysis
- metagenome analysis
- horizontal gene transfer
- clinical microbiology
- veterinary microbiology