Resisting antimicrobial resistance: lessons from fungus farming ants

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Pathak, A., Kett, S. and Marvasi, M. 2019. Resisting antimicrobial resistance: lessons from fungus farming ants. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 34 (11), pp. 974-976. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.08.007
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TitleResisting antimicrobial resistance: lessons from fungus farming ants
AuthorsPathak, A., Kett, S. and Marvasi, M.
Abstract

Attine ants use antimicrobials produced by commensal bacteria to inhibit parasites on their fungal gardens. However, in this agricultural system, antimicrobial use does not lead to overwhelming resistance, as is typical in clinical settings. Mixtures of continually evolving antimicrobial variants could support these dynamics. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
ISSN0169-5347
Electronic1872-8383
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Online26 Sep 2019
Print01 Nov 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Oct 2019
Accepted13 Aug 2019
Output statusPublished
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© 2019. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.08.007
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