Special Issue "Epidemiology of Acquired AmpC Type β-Lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae from a One Health Perspective"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: clinical Bacteriology; enterobacteriaceae; molecular epidemiology; mechanisms of Resistance; mobile genetic elements; population structure; bacterial typing methods; virulence genetics; molecular spectroscopy
Interests: bacteriology; surveillance; mechanisms of antibiotic resistance; molecular epidemiology of gram-negative bacteria; bacterial typing methods; bacterial taxonomy; food safety; female urinary microbiome
Resistance to third-generation cephalosporins amongst Enterobacteriaceae is endemic in many parts of the world, and molecular epidemiology in different settings is very well characterized in what concerns the production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). However, the contribution of acquired AmpC beta-lactamases is probably underestimated due to constraints in routine laboratory detection, and the absence of comprehensive studies at a wide inter- and intraspecies population levels addressing the interplay between different ecological niches (humans, animals, and the environment). The focus of this Special Issue is the occurrence and molecular epidemiology of bacterial species carrying acquired AmpC beta-lactamases within and between different hosts and environments. Review and research papers on the detection and treatment of infections in a clinical setting, whole-genome-based studies on population and mobile genetic elements encoding acquired AmpC beta-lactamases, or risk assessment of antibiotic resistance transmission are also encouraged.
Dr. Ângela Novais
Dr. Teresa G Ribeiro
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- antibiotic resistance
- acquired AmpC beta-lactamases
- molecular epidemiology
- One Health
- population structure
- mobile genetic elements typing
- transmission of antibiotic resistance
- genomics and bioinformatics
- infection control