Abundance and persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in livestock farms: a comprehensive investigation in eastern China.

@article{Cheng2013AbundanceAP,
  title={Abundance and persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in livestock farms: a comprehensive investigation in eastern China.},
  author={Weixiao Cheng and Hong Chen and Chao Su and Shuhai Yan},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2013},
  volume={61},
  pages={1-7}
}
Increases of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment may pose a threat to public health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the abundance and diversity of tetracycline (tet) and sulfonamide (sul) resistance genes in eight livestock farms in Hangzhou, eastern China. Ten tet genes (tetA, tetB, tetC, tetG, tetL, tetM, tetO, tetQ, tetW, and… CONTINUE READING