9. Environmental Pollution by Antibiotic Resistance Genes

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Jose Luis Martinez and
  2. Jorge Olivares

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch9

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Martinez, J. L. and Olivares, J. (2011) Environmental Pollution by Antibiotic Resistance Genes, 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.ch9

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. Departamento de Biotecnología Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Madrid, Spain

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 resistance genes and environmental pollution;
  • natural ecosystem contamination, and resistance determinants;
  • resistance effect on bacterial fitness, specific for hosts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Regular Components of Natural Ecosystems

  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Pollutants

  • Mechanisms of Maintenance and Spread of Resistance Genes in Natural Ecosystems

  • Acknowledgments

  • References