Environmental microbial communities living under very high antibiotic selection pressure
Kapitel i bok, 2011

This book explores the role that environmental distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes and antibiotics plays in ecosystem and human health. The text features a multi-disciplinary framework that connects microbiology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry to assess human and ecological risk associated with exposure to antibiotics or antibiotic resistance genes as environmental contaminants. It also considers alternate uses and functions for antimicrobial compounds other than those intended for medicinal purposes in humans, animals, and fish. Recognizing the connectivity between overlapping complex systems, the book discusses the subject from the perspective of an ecosystem approach.

very high levels of antibiotics in environment

microbial communities

anthropogenic antibiotics in microbial ecosystems

consequences

effects

antibiotic resistance risk

and high antibiotic selection pressure

Författare

Anders Janzon

Göteborgs universitet

Erik Kristiansson

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

D. G. Joakim Larsson

Göteborgs universitet

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment. Eds. Keen P. , Montforts MH, (in press. Dec 2011)

483-501

Ämneskategorier

MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP

DOI

10.1002/9781118156247.ch25

ISBN

978-0-470-90542-5

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Skapat

2017-10-07