16 May 2022 to 3 June 2022
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Eco-evolutionary interactions in polymicrobial infections

17 May 2022, 14:00


Marjon de Vos (University of Groningen - GELIFES )


Bacteria derived from polymicrobial urinary tract infections (UTIs) together with commensal urinary residents can be viewed as small ecosystems. By measuring pair-wise interactions we obtained a unique insight in the ecological interactions of these microbiome members. We find that many of these bacterial interactions affect the immediate tolerance to antibiotics, as well as their ability to evolve antibiotic resistance. This shows that environmental circumstances have an effect on both the ecology and the evolution of infection-related bacterial consortia.

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