Cu exposure under field conditions coselects for antibiotic resistance as determined by a novel cultivation-independent bacterial community tolerance assay.

@article{Berg2010CuEU,
  title={Cu exposure under field conditions coselects for antibiotic resistance as determined by a novel cultivation-independent bacterial community tolerance assay.},
  author={Jeanette Berg and M. Kristen Thorsen and P. Holm and John Jensen and Ole Nybroe and Kristian K Brandt},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 22},
  pages={8724-8}
}
Environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance are important to human health, and recent evidence indicates that terrestrial resistance reservoirs have expanded during the antibiotic era. Our aim was to study the impact of Cu pollution as a selective driver for the spread of antibiotic resistance in soil. Bacteria were extracted from a well-characterized… CONTINUE READING