Jeffrey Paer

Jeffrey Paer

Oct 31, 2014

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About This Project

Bacteria have evolved many genes to make them resistant to most of our antibiotics. Such genes can be moved between bacteria by gene traffickers called plasmids. Even more troubling is that plasmids can move antibiotic resistance genes from one bacterial community to another, such as from the soil in your backyard to your barefoot skin. Here's where I come in! To what extent are antibiotic resistance genes spread between us and the environment?

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