Possible implications of biocide accumulation in the environment on the prevalence of bacterial antibiotic resistance

@article{McBain2002PossibleIO,
  title={Possible implications of biocide accumulation in the environment on the prevalence of bacterial antibiotic resistance},
  author={Andrew J McBain and Alexander H. Rickard and Peter R. Gilbert},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={326-330}
}
The lethality of biocides depends upon their interaction with a number of distinct biochemical targets. This often reflects reactive chemistry for any given agent, such as thiol oxidation. Susceptibility may vary markedly between different target organisms, and changes within the more sensitive targets can alter the inhibitory effect. The multiplicity of potential targets, however, usually dictates against the development of overt resistance to concentrations used for hygienic applications… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 28 CITATIONS

Getting insight into the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in specimens of marketed edible insects.

  • International journal of food microbiology
  • 2016
VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 62 REFERENCES

Effects of triclosan upon the antimicrobial susceptibility and community composition of in - vitro sink–drain biofilm ecosystems

AJ McBain, RG Ledder, +3 authors P Gilbert
  • Proc 102nd Gen Meeting Am Soc Microbiol
  • 2002

The physiology and collective recalcitrance of microbial biofilm communities

P Gilbert, T Maira -Litran, AJ McBain, AH Rickard, FW Whyte
  • Adv Microb Physiol
  • 2002

Antibiotic resistance in the absence of selective pressure

SH Gillespie
  • Int J Antimicrob Agents
  • 2001

In - vitro

FW Whyte, DG Allison, MV Jones, P Gilbert
  • Biochem Biophys
  • 2001