Bacterial antibiotic resistance levels in agricultural soils as a result of treatment with pig slurry and detection of sulphonamide resistance genes
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Bacterial antibiotic resistance levels in agricultural soils as a result of treatment with pig slurry and detection of sulphonamide resistance genes. In: European Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology, Oostende, BELGIUM, APR 25-28, 2004. Published in: EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, ESEB 2004 pp. 615-617.Full text not available from this repository.
An investigation was carried out to assess the environmental impact of veterinary medicines released into the environment through the spreading of pig manure slurry. Concern has been growing about the use of antibiotics in livestock husbandry and the possible selection for resistance genes in bacteria. Slurry containing antibiotics and bacteria is released into the environment and may result in the dissemination of resistance genes through horizontal gene transfer.
Three antibiotic groups were used in this study, a macrolide, sulphonamide and a tetracycline. The fate of these antibiotics when added to soil via slurry and direct application was measured over a two-year period. Samples were taken over this period and are currently being analyzed for resistant bacteria. Resistance to the above antibiotics was analyzed by targeting SulI, SulII and IntI genes. Populations of resistant bacteria were isolated and the distribution of SulI, SulII and IntI genes investigated.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, ESEB 2004|
|Publisher:||A A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 615-617|
|Title of Event:||European Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology|
|Location of Event:||Oostende, BELGIUM|
|Date(s) of Event:||APR 25-28, 2004|
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