3. Antibiotic Resistome: A Framework Linking the Clinic and the Environment

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Gerard D. Wright

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch3

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Wright, G. D. (2011) Antibiotic Resistome: A Framework Linking the Clinic and the Environment, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, M.G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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:

  • antibiotic resistome, resistance and nonpathogenic bacteria;
  • microbial, resistance and metagenomics approach;
  • environmental genes into pathogens, “guilt by association”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Antibiotic Resistome

  • Resistance in Antibiotic Producers

  • Resistance in the Environmental Metagenome

  • Movement of Environmental Resistance Genes into Clinical Pathogens

  • Summary

  • References