[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100912]
Researchers Prof Steven Djordjevic; A/Prof Aaron Darling; Dr Toni Chapman; Prof Ian Charles; Dr Jeffrey Hammond
Brief description This project aims to provide data and understanding that will help develop predictive models for changes in the distribution of drug-resistant bacteria, and surveillance and response programs for key biosecurity threats. Microorganisms, including commensals and pathogens, can live in complex communities in a range of environments including animal hosts. It is now known that these communities (known as microbiomes) can exert a profound effect on animal health. This project seeks to understand where antimicrobial resistance genes reside in pig gut microbiotia and how they move between members of this complex microbial community, and to provide information on how probiotics may be used to reduce dependence on antibiotics.
Funding Amount $520,683
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects