Disinfection spreads antimicrobial resistance

  title={Disinfection spreads antimicrobial resistance},
  author={Ji Lu and Jianhua Guo},
  pages={474 - 474}

Phenotypic Adaptation to Antiseptics and Effects on Biofilm Formation Capacity and Antibiotic Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Early Colonizers in Dental Plaque

Clinical isolates of early colonizers of dental plaque can phenotypically adapt toward antiseptics such as CHX upon repeated exposure, and the underlying mechanisms at genomic and transcriptomic levels need to be investigated in future studies.

Triclosan Promotes Conjugative Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Genes to Opportunistic Pathogens in Environmental Microbiome.

It is demonstrated that triclosan significantly enhances the conjugative transfer of the RP4 plasmid among activated sludge communities at environmentally relevant concentrations and offers insights into the impacts of tricrosan on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environmental microbiome.

A new class of quaternary ammonium compounds as potent and environmental friendly disinfectants

Vacancy-ordered chloride perovskites for reversible release–storage of chlorine

Elemental chlorine plays an irreplaceable role in many fields such as scientific study and the chemical industry. However, the highly toxic, corrosive, and volatile characteristics of Cl2 increase

The Impacts of Chlorine and Disinfection Byproducts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (ARB) and Their Conjugative Transfer

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are emerging contaminants leading to severe worldwide health problems. Chlorination, a widely used procedure, was



Chlorine disinfection promotes the exchange of antibiotic resistance genes across bacterial genera by natural transformation

It is demonstrated that the chlorination process promoted the horizontal transfer of plasmids by natural transformation, which resulted in the exchange of ARGs across bacterial genera and the emergence of new ARB, as well as the transfer of chlorine-injured opportunistic pathogen from non-ARB to ARB.

Global Survey of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Air.

It is revealed that urban air is being polluted by ARGs, and different cities are challenged with varying health risks associated with airborne ARG exposure, and gene network analysis indicates that airborne ARGs were differentially contributed by bacterial taxa.

Water Disinfection Byproducts Induce Antibiotic Resistance-Role of Environmental Pollutants in Resistance Phenomena.

Two common water disinfection byproducts (chlorite and iodoacetic acid) had antibiotic-like effects that led to the evolution of resistant E. coli strains under both high (near MICs) and low (sub-MIC) exposure concentrations.