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Trends Microbiol. 2013 Mar;21(3):111-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2012.11.002.

A call for antibiotic alternatives research.

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Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA 50010, USA. thad.stanton@ars.usda.gov

Abstract

The persistence and spread of antibiotic resistance, in conjunction with decreased profitability of new antibiotics, have created the dangerous prospect of ineffective therapies against bacterial diseases. National strategies aimed at discovery, development, and definition of the mechanisms of effective antibiotic alternatives, especially for agricultural applications, should be encouraged.

PMID:
23473628
DOI:
10.1016/j.tim.2012.11.002
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