How are changing environments on our farms driving antifungal resistance in clinical fungal pathogens?

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Infection, Immunity, Antimicrobial Resistance and Repair

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Fungal pathogens cause deadly human infections, destroy our crops, and contaminate our food with toxins. Fungal pathogens of people are also present on our farms. Worryingly, we rely on a few antifungals to cure human infection and to secure our safe food supply. Here, we aim to understand how our changing environments and use of antifungals on farms may drive human pathogens to evolve cross-resistance to clinical treatments that result in poor patient outcomes.

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Dr Neil Brown

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