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Antimicrobial Resistance

A Global Threat

Edited by Yashwant Kumar

Central Research Institute

The discovery of antibiotics was considered a milestone in health sciences and became the mainstay of antimicrobial therapy to treat and control bacterial infections. However, its utility has subsequently become limited, due to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance among different bacterial species, which has emerged as a global threat. The development and spread of antimicrobial resistance have been attributed to many factors, including indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the healthcare and livestock industries. The present scenario of antibiotic resistance urgently requires interventions in terms of development of newer antimicrobials, evaluation of alternative therapies, and formulation of stringent policies to curb indiscriminate use of antimicrobials. This book highlights the importance and development of antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic, environmental and food bacteria, including the significance of candidate alternative therapies.

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Antimicrobial ResistanceA Global ThreatEdited by Yashwant Kumar

Published: May 2nd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73725

ISBN: 978-1-78985-784-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-783-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-636-1

Copyright year: 2019

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12755 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

74 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Stepping into the Post-Antibiotic Era— Challenges and Solutions

By Neelam Taneja, Shveta Sethi, Ajay Kumar Tahlan and Yashwant Kumar


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2. Antimicrobial Resistance of Common Zoonotic Bacteria in the Food Chain: An Emerging Threat

By Vita Rozman, Bojana Bogovič Matijašić and Sonja Smole Možina


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3. Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production and Its Effects on Bacterial Resistance

By Christian Agyare, Vivian Etsiapa Boamah, Crystal Ngofi Zumbi and Frank Boateng Osei


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4. Antibiotic Resistance in Lactic Acid Bacteria

By Yenizey M. Álvarez-Cisneros and Edith Ponce-Alquicira


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5. Development of Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

By Fateme Barancheshme and Mariya Munir


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6. Multidrug Resistance in Zoonotic Pathogens: Are Medicinal Plants a Therapeuthic Alternative?

By Marina Spinu, Mihaela Niculae, Silvana Popescu, Emoke Pall and Carmen Dana Sandru


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7. Beneficial Microbes: Roles in the Era of Antimicrobial Resistance

By Ayorinde O. Afolayan, Adewale Adetoye and Funmilola A. Ayeni


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