Detecting genes associated with antimicrobial resistance and pathogen virulence in three New Zealand rivers

  06 December 2021

The emergence of clinically significant antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria is frequently attributed to the use of antimicrobials in humans and livestock and is often found concurrently with human and animal pathogens. However, the incidence and natural drivers of antimicrobial resistance and pathogenic virulence in the environment, including waterways and ground water, are poorly understood. Freshwater monitoring for microbial pollution relies on culturing bacterial species indicative of faecal pollution, but detection of genes linked to antimicrobial resistance and/or those linked to virulence is a potentially superior alternative. 

Further reading: Aquatic Biology
Author(s): Meredith Davis​, Anne C. Midwinter, Richard Cosgrove, Russell G. Death
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