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Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

By: Patricia L Keen(Editor), Mark HMM Montforts(Editor)
610 pages, 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment explores the role that environmental distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes and antibiotics plays in ecosystem and human health. The text features a multi-disciplinary framework that connects microbiology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry to assess human and ecological risk associated with exposure to antibiotics or antibiotic resistance genes as environmental contaminants. It also considers alternate uses and functions for antimicrobial compounds other than those intended for medicinal purposes in humans, animals, and fish. Recognizing the connectivity between overlapping complex systems, Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment discusses the subject from the perspective of an ecosystem approach.


Preface (Keen and Montforts)

Part I. Sources
Chapter 1. General Introduction (Stuart Levy)
Chapter 2. The Path to Resistance (Vivian Miao, Dorothy Davies and Julian Davies)
Chapter 3. The Antibiotic Resistome: A Framework Linking the Clinic and the Environment (Gerry Wright)
Chapter 4. Ecological and clinical consequences of antibiotic subsistence by environmental microbes (Gautam Dantas and Morten Sommer)
Chapter 5. Importance of adaptive and stepwise changes in the rise and spread of antimicrobial resistance (Lucia Fernandez, Elena B. M. Breidenstein and Robert E. W. Hancock)
Chapter 6. Environmental reservoirs of resistance genes in antibiotic producing and susceptible bacteria and their possible impact on the evolution of antibiotic resistance (Paris Laskaris, William H. Gaze and Elizabeth) Chapter 7. Mechanisms of bacterial antibiotic resistance and lessons learned from environmental tetracycline resistant bacteria (Marilyn C. Roberts)
Chapter 8. The Environmental antibiotic resistome: new insights from culture - independent approaches (Isabel Henriques, Arthur Alves, Maria Jos# Saavedra, Mark Montforts and Ant#nio Correia)

Part II. Fate
Chapter 9. Environmental pollution by antibiotic resistance genes (Jos# Luis M#rtinez and Jorge Olivares)
Chapter 10. Quantifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Environmental Reservoirs of Antibiotic Resistnace (Amy Pruden)
Chapter 11. Antibiotic resistance in swine manure-impacted environments (Joanne Chee-Sanford, Rustam Aminov, Scott Maxwell, Kristy Tsau, and Kelly Merrick)
Chapter 12. Antimicrobial resistant indictor bacteria in manure and the tracking of indictor resistance genes (Christian H#lzel and Karin Schwaiger)
Chapter 13. Municipal wastewater as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance (Timothy Lapara and Tucker Burch)
Chapter 14. Strategies to assess and minimize the biological risk of antibiotic resistances in the environment (Thomas Schwartz)
Chapter 15. Antibiotic Resistance in Animals - The Australian Perspective (Olasumbo Ndi and Mary Barton)

Part III. Antimicrobial substances and resistance
Chapter 16. Detection and Occurrence of Antibiotics and their Metabolites in Pig Slurry (Katrin Harms)
Chapter 17. Fate and transport of antibiotics in soil systems (Alistair Boxall)
Chapter 18. Antibiotics in the aquatic environment (Klaus K#mmerer)
Chapter 19. Residues of veterinary drugs in wild fish (Thomas Heberer)
Chapter 20. The role of quaternary ammonium compounds on antibiotic resistance in the environment (Ulas Tezel and Spyros G. Pavlostathis)

Part IV. Effects and risks
Chapter 21. Human Health Importance of Non-Human Use of Antimicrobials (Scott A. McEwen)
Chapter 22. Aquaculture and Antibiotic Resistance in Salmon (Claudio P. Miranda)
Chapter 23. Effect of veterinary medicines introduced via manure into soil on microbial communities (Holger Heuer, Christoph Kopmann, Ute Zimmerling, Ellen Kr#gerricklenfort, Kristina Kleineidamm, Michael Schloter and Kornelia Smalla) Chapter 24. Tracking Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes through the Composting Process and Field Distribution of Poultry Waste - Lessons Learned (Patricia Keen and Nancy DeWith)
Chapter 25. Environmental microbial communities living under very high antibiotic selection pressure (Anders Janzon, Erik Kristiansson and D. G. Joakim Larsson)
Chapter 26. Ecotoxiocity and Human Health Risks Stemming from Projected Antibiotic Use During and Influenza Pandemic (Andrew Singer and Heike Schmitt)
Chapter 27. Use of veterinary antibacterial agents in Europe and The United States of America (Ingeborg M. van Geijlswijk, Nico Bondt, Linda F. Puister-Jansen, Dik J. Mevius)
Chapter 28. Regulatory research on antimicrobial resistance in the environment (Mark Montforts and Emily McVey)

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By: Patricia L Keen(Editor), Mark HMM Montforts(Editor)
610 pages, 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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