How the gut microbiome responds to antibiotics: Study identifies evolutionary mechanisms

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 10:33 in Health & Medicine

Antibiotics affect the composition and dynamics of the gut microbiome. Treatment with antibiotics not only leads to a loss of biodiversity of microorganisms, but also often favors the selection of resistant strains of bacteria. It has been unclear how the microbiome responds to repeated antibiotic therapy.

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