Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) faculty member from the Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Dr Hiba Sami and research assistant, Dr Anuradha Singh have edited, ‘Beta-Lactam Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria: Threats and Challenges’, a book covering different mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Gram Negative Bacteria.
Published by Springer Nature, the book discusses the genetic basis of resistance and the various antibiotic resistant genes with latest research and development.
“It will provide information about current reserve drugs and newer antibiotic agents in pipeline to clinical practitioners, students and researchers in basic and medical microbiology”, said Dr Hiba and Dr Anuradha.
According to them, the world-wide Antimicrobial Awareness Week observations encouraged them to work on a book aimed at generating antimicrobial resistance awareness.
“During the Antimicrobial Awareness Week observations, we felt the pressing need to compile a book for global awareness on antimicrobial resistance for helping health workers, policy makers, and stakeholders to curb the spread of drug-resistant infections”, stressed Dr Hiba and Dr Anuradha.
They further added: “We are glad that our efforts have yielded a favorable outcome—as this book offers a detailed review of developments in the knowledge of the root and mechanism of antimicrobial resistance and its biochemical and genetic basis.
“This book also brings into light various new drugs. It will provide the readers with an understanding of all the different mechanisms of antibiotic resistance,” said Prof Haris M Khan, Chairman, Department of Microbiology.