Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute in the UK in conjunction with a team of scientists suggests that any and all of the bacteria and other microorganisms in and on human bodies can be antibiotic resistant.

“A population with a heavy burden of antibiotic consumption, that leads to more resistance genes in their microbiome,” says microbial ecologist Chris Quince, Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute.

Their research found median total ARG (anti-microbial resistance genes) abundance and diversity varied based on the level of antibiotic consumption in that country. A higher number of antibiotic resistance genes of gut microbiome exists in countries where antibiotics were used more regularly.


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