The biogeography of colonization resistance (Nature Microbiology)

The biogeography of colonization resistance

Antibiotic overuse has led to a rise of multidrug-resistant pathogens and increased morbidity. A new study shows that the microbiome can prime two different host response pathways in the intestine and lungs that protect against an antibiotic-resistant pathogen.


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