Understanding the development of antibiotic resistance in Listeria monocytogenes
Bacterial antibiotic resistance is on an alarming rise worldwide, thus posing an urgent threat to human health. The rise in antibiotic resistance can be attributed to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both the healthcare and agricultural industries. In order to address this concern, this research is aimed to identify environmental conditions that may lead to the development of antibiotic resistance in Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is a foodborne pathogen capable of causing the disease listeriosis especially in immunocompromised populations. Although infected individuals are treated with antibiotics, an alarmingly high mortality rate of 20 percent still persists; thus, it is important to further understand the impact various environmental conditions may have on the development of antibiotic resistance. Various genetic mutants of Listeria were exposed to antibiotics commonly used to treat Listeria infections, and the susceptibility to these antibiotics was observed under environments with and without oxygen.
Yvonne Y Sun
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Understanding the development of antibiotic resistance in Listeria monocytogenes" (2019). Stander Symposium Posters. 1638.