7. Mechanisms of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance and Lessons Learned from Environmental Tetracycline-Resistant Bacteria

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Marilyn C. Roberts

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch7

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Roberts, M. C. (2011) Mechanisms of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance and Lessons Learned from Environmental Tetracycline-Resistant Bacteria, 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.ch7

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 Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905425

Online ISBN: 9781118156247

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • bacterial antibiotic resistance, tetracycline-resistant;
  • conjugative gene exchange, in bacterial evolution;
  • tet genes from metagenomic DNA, ecosystem types

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanism of Bacterial Resistance

  • Mutation

  • Transformation and Transduction

  • Conjugation

  • Mobile Elements

  • Efflux

  • Ribosomal Protection

  • Mosaic

  • Enzymatic

  • Unknown

  • The Environment

  • Genes Found in Environmental Bacteria

  • Conclusion

  • References