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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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 14 Jun 2018|
|Event||Mineral Society of Great Britain & Ireland: Geomicrobiology Network – Research in Progress 2018 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Jun 2018 → 15 Jun 2018
|Conference||Mineral Society of Great Britain & Ireland|
|Period||14/06/18 → 15/06/18|
- River Clyde
- resistant bacteria
- sediment analysis
- industrial pollution
Tonner, R., Rodgers, K., Peshkur, T., McLellan, I., Williams, R., Hursthouse, A., Henriquez, F. L., & 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.