Mary Cloud B. Ammons

Assistant Research Professor, Montana State University
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A Mummy and Her Microbes

A recent paper in PLOS One describes the gut microbiome of an 11th century A.D. Andean mummy and found distinct gut microbiome profiles associated with the mummification process. Most surprising, they found antibiotic resistant genes, putting into question the accepted role of selective antibiotic pressure for these resistance genes.
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Nov 04, 2015