Data for: "Presence of antibiotic resistance genes in the receiving environment of Iqaluit's wastewater treatment plant in water, sediment, and clams sampled from Frobisher Bay, Nunavut"



This study quantified AR genes and monitored pharmaceutical and personal-care products (PPCP) from effluent released from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada (August 2019), thus creating a baseline reference for future evaluations. Using qPCR, the antibiotic resistance genes in water, sediment, and truncate softshell clam (Mya truncata) tissue samples were quantified and compared from wastewater, Frobisher Bay, and nearby freshwater. These data suggest the WWTP infrastructure did not influence the receiving environment based on measured parameters.

Embargo end date 27/08/23
Date made available2 Jun 2023
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data productionAug 2019
Geographical coverageIqaluit, NV, Canada
Geospatial point63.745218, -68.539007Show on map

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