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Sharing bacterial microbiota between owners and their pets (dogs, cats).

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Summary of "Sharing bacterial microbiota between owners and their pets (dogs, cats)."

The microbiological aspect of a relationship between pets (dogs/cats) and their owners is mainly concerned with the incidence of shared bacterial species, in particular potential pathogens. Given the great popularity of sharing homes with pets (dogs/cats) in the Czech Republic, there is an increased possibility of communication between microbiota of the two macroorganisms (pet and owner). The aim of the study was to determine the biodiversity of shared bacteria and possibility of exchange of genes of resistance to antimicrobial agents between potential pathogens based on the close relationship between pets and humans.

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Name: Klinicka mikrobiologie a infekcni lekarstvi
ISSN: 1211-264X
Pages: 48-57

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