Incidence of class 1 integrons in a quaternary ammonium compound-polluted environment.

  title={Incidence of class 1 integrons in a quaternary ammonium compound-polluted environment.},
  author={William Hugo Gaze and Nouradin A Abdouslam and Peter Hawkey and Elizabeth M. H. Wellington},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={49 5},
Samples of effluent and soil were collected from a reed bed system used to remediate liquid waste from a wool finishing mill with a high use of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) and were compared with samples of agricultural soils. Resistance quotients of aerobic gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria to ditallowdimethylammomium chloride (DTDMAC) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) were established by plating onto nutrient agar containing 5 microg/ml or 50 microg/ml DTDMAC or CTAB… CONTINUE READING


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