Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
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Detection of antibiotic resistance genes in the feces of young adult Japanese
Yuji OHASHITomohiko FUJISAWA
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Volume 36 (2017) Issue 4 Pages 151-154

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Antibiotic resistance genes in the feces of healthy young adult Japanese were analyzed with polymerase chain reaction using specific primers. Antibiotic resistance genes against macrolides (ermB, ermF, ermX, and mefA/E), tetracyclines (tetW, tetQ, tetO, and tetX), β-lactam antibiotics (blaTEM), and streptomycin (aadE) were detected in more than 50% of subjects. These antibiotic resistance genes are likely widespread in the large intestinal bacteria of young adult Japanese.

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