Genes encoding tetracycline resistance in a full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated during one year.

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Tetracycline-resistant bacteria and genes encoding tetracycline resistance are common in anthropogenic environments. We studied how wastewater treatment affects the prevalence and concentration of two genes, tetA and tetB, that encode resistance to tetracycline. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) we analysed wastewater samples collected monthly… (More)
DOI: 10.2166/wh.2009.159

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