6. Environmental Reservoirs of Resistance Genes in Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria and Their Possible Impact on the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Paris Laskaris,
  2. William H. Gaze and
  3. Elizabeth M. H. Wellington

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch6

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Laskaris, P., Gaze, W. H. and Wellington, E. M. H. (2011) Environmental Reservoirs of Resistance Genes in Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria and Their Possible Impact on the Evolution 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.ch6

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. School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

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:

  • environmental reservoirs of resistance genes;
  • coevolution of antibiotic biosynthesis, counterresistance;
  • antibiotic production by biocontrol bacteria

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Natural Environments

  • Avoiding Suicide, Clustering of Antibiotic Biosynthesis Genes, Expression and Regulation: Streptomycin a Classic Example

  • Coevolution of Antibiotic Biosynthesis and Counterresistance in Natural Populations of Soil Bacteria

  • Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria: Antibiotic Resistance in the Rhizosphere

  • Conclusions

  • References