Assess drug-resistance phenotypes, not just genotypes.

Laura Piddock

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Whole genome sequencing is often used to determine the presence of known antimicrobial resistance genes and identify new resistance mechanisms. However, without phenotypic confirmation of resistance, caution needs to be taken in attributing relevance to any genes hitherto not shown to confer drug resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16120
Number of pages2
JournalNature Microbiology
Early online date26 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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