Antibiotic resistance gene sharing networks and the effect of dietary nutritional content on the canine and feline gut resistome

Kim, Y and Leung, M H Y and Kwok, W and Fournié, G and Li, J and Lee, P K H and Pfeiffer, D U (2020) Antibiotic resistance gene sharing networks and the effect of dietary nutritional content on the canine and feline gut resistome. Animal Microbiome, 2 (4).

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Abstract

As one of the most densely populated microbial communities on Earth, the gut microbiota serves as an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), referred to as the gut resistome. Here, we investigated the association of dietary nutritional content with gut ARG diversity and composition, using publicly available shotgun metagenomic sequence data generated from canine and feline fecal samples. Also, based on network theory, we explored ARG-sharing patterns between gut bacterial genera by identifying the linkage structure between metagenomic assemblies and their functional genes obtained from the same data.

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