Featured blog: Battling AMR at ASM Microbe 2017

BMC Microbiology recently attended ASM Microbe 2017. This annual meeting attracted almost 12,000 attendees from 104 countries and offered more than 500 sessions spanning the whole spectrum of microbiology! It also featured a fantastic keynote address by NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins. This blog offers a mere glimpse into the meeting’s highlights.

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Featured review: Structure, Genetics and Worldwide Spread of NDM-1: a threat to public health

The emergence of carbapenemase producing bacteria, especially New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) and its variants, worldwide, has raised a major public health concern. This review provides a comprehensive view of structural differences among NDM-1 variants, which are a driving force behind their spread across the globe. 

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    Biogeographical distribution analysis of hydrocarbon degrading and biosurfactant producing genes suggests that near-equatorial biomes have higher abundance of genes with potential for bioremediation

    Jorge S. Oliveira, Wydemberg J. Araújo, Ricardo M. Figueiredo, Rita C. B. Silva-Portela, Alaine de Brito Guerra, Sinara Carla da Silva Araújo, Carolina Minnicelli, Aline Cardoso Carlos, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Ana Teresa Freitas and Lucymara F. Agnez-Lima

    Published on: 27 July 2017

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