Functional metagenomic analysis reveals rivers are a reservoir for diverse antibiotic resistance genes.

@article{Amos2014FunctionalMA,
  title={Functional metagenomic analysis reveals rivers are a reservoir for diverse antibiotic resistance genes.},
  author={G. Amos and L. Zhang and P. Hawkey and W. Gaze and E. Wellington},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 3-4},
  pages={
          441-7
        }
}
The environment harbours a significant diversity of uncultured bacteria and a potential source of novel and extant resistance genes which may recombine with clinically important bacteria disseminated into environmental reservoirs. There is evidence that pollution can select for resistance due to the aggregation of adaptive genes on mobile elements. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of waste water treatment plant (WWTP) effluent disposal to a river by using culture independent… Expand
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