Reduction in horizontal transfer of conjugative plasmid by UV irradiation and low-level chlorination.

@article{Lin2016ReductionIH,
  title={Reduction in horizontal transfer of conjugative plasmid by UV irradiation and low-level chlorination.},
  author={Wenfang Lin and Shuai Guo Li and Shuting Zhang and Xin Yu},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2016},
  volume={91},
  pages={331-8}
}
The widespread presence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in the drinking water system facilitates their horizontal gene transfer among microbiota. In this study, the conjugative gene transfer of RP4 plasmid after disinfection including ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and low-level chlorine treatment was investigated. It was found that both UV irradiation and low-level chlorine treatment reduced the conjugative gene transfer frequency. The transfer… CONTINUE READING
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