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Antimicrobial-resistance High Impact Factor Journals

"The potential risk of occurrence of new diseases associated with the trade of live animals is well known. However, little importance is still given to the problematic of the dissemination of resistance genes that pass along with the animal trade. In this study we aimed to isolate Aeromonas spp. strains from water and skin of ornamental fish and test their resistance to antibiotics. The samples were collected from a national ornamental fish importer, with the intent of obtaining a collection of Aeromonas strains. The identification of the strains was made by gyrB and rpoD gene sequencing. A total of 288 strains grouped in seven different species - Aeromonas veronii, Aeromonas media, Aeromonas jandaei, Aeromonas hydrophila, Aeromonas caviae, Aeromonas culicicola, Aeromonas aquariorum, were isolated. The susceptibility profile was determined for 28 antibiotics commonly used. All the strains presented multi-resistance to the tested antibiotics. The antibiotic susceptibility profile to tetracycline, ticarcillin, carbenicillin, ampicillin and erythromycin revealed resistance levels of more than 80%. Few strains resistant to aztreonam and imipenem were identified. On the other hand, all were sensitive to cefotaxime and cefepime. The results show that these Aeromonas spp. strains are potentially reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes. High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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