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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Caption: Proximity to human settlements or tourist sites was the best predictor of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Galapagos reptiles. Land iguanas such as this lizard on Isla Fernandina live in remote locations with no human contact and are unlikely to carry resistance genes.

Credit: Roderick Mackie

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