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

Rebecca Lee Tonner, Tatyana Peshkur, Roderick Williams, Ian McLellan, Andrew Hursthouse, Fiona Henriquez, Charles Knapp

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Abstract

Recent evidence indicate that numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria within contaminated landscapes are significantly higher than that of uncontaminated land. The legacy of pollution and the inability to remove pollution by-products such as heavy metals can cause co-selection for antibiotic resistant genes within bacterial species. Three sites with different pollution levels were chosen to compare the levels of antibiotic/heavy metal resistance genes: Clydebank, Dumbarton West and Cardross. Using sediment cores, we were able to get a historical representation of pollution and resistant bacteria levels from the past to the present
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusUnpublished - 6 Jun 2018
EventStrathwide 2018: 2nd Annual Strathclyde Research Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jun 20186 Jun 2018
https://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/learninganddevelopment/researchstaffdevelopment/researchersgroup/strathwide2018/

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ConferenceStrathwide 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/06/186/06/18
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Keywords

  • antibiotic resistance
  • microorganisms
  • potentially toxic elements
  • PTE
  • bacteria
  • River Clyde
  • industrial pollution

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Tonner, R. L., Peshkur, T., Williams, R., McLellan, I., Hursthouse, A., Henriquez, F., & Knapp, C. (2018). Co-selection of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria caused by pollution legacy in the Clyde estuary. Poster session presented at Strathwide 2018, Glasgow, United Kingdom.