10. Quantifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Environmental Reservoirs of Antibiotic Resistance

  1. Patricia L. Keen3 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts4
  1. Amy Pruden1 and
  2. Mazdak Arabi2

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch10

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Pruden, A. and Arabi, M. (2011) Quantifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Environmental Reservoirs of Antibiotic Resistance, in Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (eds P. L. Keen and M. H. M. M. Montforts), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 4

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905425

Online ISBN: 9781118156247

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Keywords:

  • quantifying anthropogenic impact, on antibiotic resistance reservoirs;
  • mechanistic models, in ARG proliferation;
  • ARG molecular signature approach, ARG fate in watershed

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Contaminants

  • Environmental Science and Engineering Perspective on Control of Antibiotic Resistance

  • Molecular Signatures Approach to Tracking ARGs at the Watershed Scale

  • Tracking ARGs in the Poudre River and the South Platte River Basin

  • Mitigation Implications and Approaches

  • Summary and Future Directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References