Submitted to: Trends in Microbiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2012
Publication Date: 3/4/2013
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/56320
Citation: Stanton, T.B. 2013. A call for antibiotic alternatives research. Trends in Microbiology. 21(3):111-113.
Technical Abstract: The persistence and spread of antibiotic resistance and decreased profitability of new antibiotics have created the dangerous prospect of ineffective therapies against bacterial diseases. The discovery, development, and application of effective antibiotic alternatives, especially in agriculture, should be expanded and encouraged co-operatively by human and animal health advocates.