Next-generation sequencing technology in relation to our understanding and tackling of Antimicrobial Resistance [Tecnología de secuenciación de próxima generación en relación con nuestra comprensión y lucha contra la resistencia antimicrobial]

Roxana Guillen

Abstract


Sequencing technologies have suffered over the last few years improvements in its performance, Next-generation Sequencing is being used more frequently to control infectious diseases, to know and anticipate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and in surveillance controls against possible infectious outbreaks. Molecular assays used to detect pathogenic or antibiotic resistant agents take a lot of time and effort, and often enough information is not collected to make decisions. Next- generation sequencing appears to elucidate in the least time possible the whole DNA sequence and provide us with enough data to know resistance, virulence and typing that can be analyzed and a great help in research and decision making. NGS is a very promising technology, in order for it to be used extensively, requires the development of data analysis platforms and reduction of trials costs that still is very high for a massive use.

Keywords


Sequencing technology, Antimicrobial Resistance, comprehension

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32829/sej.v3i1.99

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