Role of glyphosate in the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria?
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24. PMID: 33893490
There is a discrepancy between antibiotic use in medicine and agriculture in the intertropical zone and frequency of antibiotic resistance in clinical bacteria in these countries. We provide evidence that glyphosate (a herbicide but also an antibiotic drug) could be a possible driver of antibiotic resistance in countries where this herbicide is widely used because of modification of the microbial environment. Emergence of resistance in bacteria and fungi is correlated with glyphosate use in the world over the last 40 years.