Co-selection of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria caused by pollution legacy in the Clyde estuary

Rebecca Tonner, Kiri Rodgers, Tatyana Peshkur, Ian McLellan, Roderick Williams, Andrew Hursthouse, Fiona L. Henriquez, Charles Knapp

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria can become harboured in sediments of postindustrial estuaries. Subsequently, their resistance traits could be enriched by pollutants deposited in the sediments. Recent evidence strongly suggests this may pose hazards that not only affects the health care sector, but could also impact tourism and the aquaculture industries. The River Clyde, UK was chosen for this study due to its extensive industrial history, and three sites were chosen to sample from representing different levels and types of industrial activities—two highly polluted and one relatively “pristine” site.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusUnpublished - 14 Jun 2018
EventMineral Society of Great Britain & Ireland: Geomicrobiology Network – Research in Progress 2018 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
https://www.minersoc.org/geomicrobiology-network-research-progress-2018.html

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ConferenceMineral Society of Great Britain & Ireland
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period14/06/1815/06/18
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Keywords

  • River Clyde
  • resistant bacteria
  • sediment analysis
  • industrial pollution

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Tonner, R., Rodgers, K., Peshkur, T., McLellan, I., Williams, R., Hursthouse, A., ... Knapp, C. (2018). Co-selection of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria caused by pollution legacy in the Clyde estuary. Poster session presented at Mineral Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Glasgow, United Kingdom.