Antibiotic Resistance refers to the ability of bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics through gene mutation or acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes. We collect known antibiotic resistance genes from reputed external databases and publications and map them to homologous genes in PATRIC using BLASTP. For more information see Specialty Genes FAQs.

We also incorporate antibiotic susceptibility testing results as additional genome metadata. Summary filterable AMR metadata are available from PATRIC genome lists (see Antimicrobial Resistance and Other Clinical Metadata). Additional AMR data (including panel data when provided), are available for download.

Genus-specific AMR genome sets that contain more than 100 antimicrobial resistant and susceptible genomes for a given antibiotic are available from the FTP site.

Find and Analyze Antibiotic Resistance Data with PATRIC Tools

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  • Data in PATRIC is organized in a similar fashion at various taxonomic levels throughout the website.  Follow along in this Mycobacterium example and see what data is available and where to find it for your favorite organisms/genomes/genes.

  • Find out more about PATRIC data, analysis tools, and functionality in our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • See how to use PATRIC tables and the Table Toolbar including sorting, downloading, analysis tools, creating persistent column customization, and saving items to your workspace.

How Do We Curate, Integrate, and Map Antibiotic Resistance Data?

How Do We Curate, Integrate, and Map Antibiotic Resistance Data?