11. Antibiotic Resistance in Swine-Manure-Impacted Environments

  1. Patricia L. Keen3 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts4
  1. Joanne Chee-Sanford1,
  2. Scott Maxwell1,
  3. Kristy Tsau1,
  4. Kelly Merrick1 and
  5. Rustam Aminov2

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch11

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Chee-Sanford, J., Maxwell, S., Tsau, K., Merrick, K. and Aminov, R. (2011) Antibiotic Resistance in Swine-Manure-Impacted Environments, 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.ch11

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

    Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905425

Online ISBN: 9781118156247



  • swine-manure-impacted environments, antibiotic resistance;
  • ABR gene detection and the tetR gene pool;
  • ABR, soil bacteria as new resistance gene reservoirs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Detection of ABR Genes and Bacteria in Natural Environments

  • Case Study: tetR and ermR Gene Distribution in Bacteria Isolated from Swine Manure Pits and Soils with and without History of Manure Exposure

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References