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Interesting articles that discusses the benefits and limitations on using PCR detected resistance genes in determining what antibiotics to use.

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Predicting antimicrobial resistance using conserved genes Marcus Nguyen,Robert Olson,Maulik Shukla,Margo VanOeffelen,James J. Davis

https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008319

References

  1. M. Su, S.W. Satola, and T.D. Read, "Genome-Based Prediction of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance", Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 57, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01405-18
  2. M. Nguyen, R. Olson, M. Shukla, M. VanOeffelen, and J.J. Davis, "Predicting antimicrobial resistance using conserved genes", PLOS Computational Biology, vol. 16, pp. e1008319, 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008319