Horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in a membrane bioreactor.

Abstract

Growing attention has been paid to the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in wastewater microbial communities. The application of membrane bioreactors (MBRs) in wastewater treatment is becoming increasingly widespread. We hypothesized that the transfer of ARGs among bacteria could occur in MBRs, which combine a high density of bacterial… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2013.08.004

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