Special Issue "Staphylococci Antimicrobial Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: antibiotic resistance; the effects of essential oils/antiseptics/disinfectants on bacteria; Staphylococcus aureus; Elizabethkingia
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The staphylococci are worthy adversaries that deserve our undivided attention. In particular, the ability of the staphylococci to acquire resistance to antimicrobials via horizontal gene transfer and mutation will remain a direct threat until a biological breakthrough occurs that replaces traditional antimicrobial therapies, or new vaccines emerge that can be used to prevent and cure diseases caused by these organisms. These organisms also display an intrinsic level of resistance/susceptibility to all antimicrobials that requires a large collection of genes and gene products, a responsive metabolism, and a robust finely-tuned cross-protective stress response mechanism. In turn, many of these intrinsic factors act as “scaffolding” that allow clinically-relevant antimicrobial resistance genes and mutations to be fully expressed by these organisms. The application of “omics” technology to better understand staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance mechanisms continues to reinforce this concept. A great deal of research also continues to reveal the unique evolutionary trajectories of these pathogens and the epidemiology of specific antimicrobial-resistant and -susceptible strains that cause human and animal infections. This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that further our understanding of antimicrobial resistance in the staphylococci. Submissions on the response of these organisms to antiseptics/disinfectants/biocides which are used to reduce transmission of these organisms are especially encouraged.
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antimicrobial resistance
- disinfectant and antiseptic reduced susceptibility