Quantitative and qualitative impact of hospital effluent on dissemination of the integron pool

@article{Stalder2014QuantitativeAQ,
  title={Quantitative and qualitative impact of hospital effluent on dissemination of the integron pool},
  author={Thibault Stalder and Olivier Barraud and Thomas Jov{\'e} and Magali Casellas and Margaux Gaschet and Christophe Dagot and Marie- C{\'e}cile Ploy},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={768-777}
}
There is increasing evidence that human activity, and especially the resulting effluent, has a major role in the dissemination of bacterial antibiotic-resistance determinants in the environment. Hospitals are the major antibiotic consumers and thus facilitate the spread of antibiotic resistance. Questions are increasingly being raised about the management of hospital effluents, but their involvement in antibiotic-resistance dissemination has never been assessed. Integrons are a paradigm of… CONTINUE READING
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