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Pathogen Taxonomy Updates at the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database: Implications for Molecular Epidemiology

Version 1 : Received: 18 July 2019 / Approved: 19 July 2019 / Online: 19 July 2019 (08:23:38 CEST)

How to cite: Tsang, K.; Speicher, D.; McArthur, A. Pathogen Taxonomy Updates at the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database: Implications for Molecular Epidemiology. Preprints 2019, 2019070222 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0222.v1). Tsang, K.; Speicher, D.; McArthur, A. Pathogen Taxonomy Updates at the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database: Implications for Molecular Epidemiology. Preprints 2019, 2019070222 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0222.v1).

Abstract

With the increasing use of genome sequencing as a surveillance tool for molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, we are seeing an increased intersection of genomics, microbiology, and clinical epidemiology. Clear nomenclature for AMR gene families and pathogens is critical for communication. For CARD release version 3.0.3 (July 2019), we updated the entire CARD database to reflect the latest pathogen names. In total, we detected 48 name changes or updates, some of which reflect major changes in familiar names.

Supplementary and Associated Material

http://card.mcmaster.ca: Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database

Subject Areas

antimicrobial resistance; biocuration; microbial nomenclature; molecular epidemiology

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