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  • Patterns of antibiotic-resistant bacteria seen in Galpagos reptiles

    Proximity to human settlements or tourist sites was the best predictor of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Galpagos reptiles. Land iguanas such as this lizard on Isla Fernandina live in remote locations with no human contact and are unlikely to carry resistance genes.

    Proximity to human settlements or tourist sites was the best predictor of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Galpagos reptiles. Land iguanas such as this lizard on Isla Fernandina live in remote locations with no human contact and are unlikely to carry resistance genes.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Roderick Mackie, call 217- 244-2526; email r-mackie@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Carriage of Antibiotic-Resistant Enteric Bacteria Varies Among Sites in Galápagos Reptiles,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.