Does antifouling paint select for antibiotic resistance?

Abstract

There is concern that heavy metals and biocides contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance via co-selection. Most antifouling paints contain high amounts of such substances, which risks turning painted ship hulls into highly mobile refuges and breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The objectives of this study were to start… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.213

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