Emergence of methicillin resistance predates the clinical use of antibiotics

5 stycznia, 2022 Wyłączone przez admin

Nature, Published online: 05 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04265-wMethicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus appeared in European hedgehogs in the pre-antibiotic era as a co-evolutionary adaptation to antibiotic-producing dermatophytes and have spread within the local hedgehog populations and between hedgehogs and secondary hosts.