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Abundance and diversity of the fecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries

Abundance and diversity of the fecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries

 

Patrick Munk, from EFFORT Partner DTU, has issued a paper entitled " Abundance and diversity of the fecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries".

The paper is now available on bioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/194647

Please find below a short overview of the document:

Sampling over 9000 animals, we have quantified and characterized the acquired resistance gene pools (resistomes) of 181 pig and 178 poultry farms from nine European countries, generating more than 5,000 gigabases of DNA sequence. In the study we explore the abundance and diversity of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and identify a large country effect, both on total AMR levels, resistome composition and AMR gene richness. This effect was partially explained by country-specific antimicrobial usage

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