Little is known about the effect of human migration on gut microbiome antibiotic resistance gene (ARG) carriage. Using deep shotgun stool metagenomics analysis, we found a rapid increase in gut microbiome ARG richness and abundance in women from 2 independent ethnic groups relocating from Thailand to the United States.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors are most grateful to the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility of Nantes (GenoBiRD, Biogenouest) for its technical support.
© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
- Antibiotic resistance genes
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Gut resistome
- Human migration
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article