Potential Dissemination of ARB and ARGs into Soil Through the Use of Treated Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: Is It a True Cause for Concern?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626145
Title:
Potential Dissemination of ARB and ARGs into Soil Through the Use of Treated Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: Is It a True Cause for Concern?
Authors:
Aljassim, Nada I. ( 0000-0002-7667-2685 ) ; Hong, Pei-Ying ( 0000-0002-4474-6600 )
Abstract:
Resistance to antibiotics is increasingly being recognized as an emerging contaminant posing great risks to effective treatment of infections and to public health. Pristine soils or even soils that predate the antibiotic era naturally contain ARB and ARGs. This book chapter explores the native resistome of soils and collates information on whether soil perturbation through wastewater reuse can lead to accumulation of ARB and ARGs in agricultural soils. Special emphasis was given to ARGs, particularly the blaNDM gene that confers resistance against carbapenem. The fate and persistence of these emerging ARGs have not been studied in depth; however, this book chapter reviews available information on other ARGs to gain insight into the possibility of horizontal gene transfer events in wastewater-irrigated soils and plant surfaces and tissues. Lastly, this book chapter visits solar irradiation and bacteriophage treatment as intervention options to limit dissemination of emerging contaminant threats.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Al-Jassim N, Hong P-Y (2017) Potential Dissemination of ARB and ARGs into Soil Through the Use of Treated Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: Is It a True Cause for Concern? Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils: 99–133. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7.
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
Journal:
Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils
Issue Date:
6-Nov-2017
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
1613-3382; 2196-4831
Additional Links:
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-66260-2_7
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Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Book Chapters; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAljassim, Nada I.en
dc.contributor.authorHong, Pei-Yingen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-12T13:32:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-12T13:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-06en
dc.identifier.citationAl-Jassim N, Hong P-Y (2017) Potential Dissemination of ARB and ARGs into Soil Through the Use of Treated Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: Is It a True Cause for Concern? Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils: 99–133. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7.en
dc.identifier.issn1613-3382en
dc.identifier.issn2196-4831en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626145-
dc.description.abstractResistance to antibiotics is increasingly being recognized as an emerging contaminant posing great risks to effective treatment of infections and to public health. Pristine soils or even soils that predate the antibiotic era naturally contain ARB and ARGs. This book chapter explores the native resistome of soils and collates information on whether soil perturbation through wastewater reuse can lead to accumulation of ARB and ARGs in agricultural soils. Special emphasis was given to ARGs, particularly the blaNDM gene that confers resistance against carbapenem. The fate and persistence of these emerging ARGs have not been studied in depth; however, this book chapter reviews available information on other ARGs to gain insight into the possibility of horizontal gene transfer events in wastewater-irrigated soils and plant surfaces and tissues. Lastly, this book chapter visits solar irradiation and bacteriophage treatment as intervention options to limit dissemination of emerging contaminant threats.en
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-66260-2_7en
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7en
dc.subjectAntibiotic resistanceen
dc.subjectNew Delhi metallo-beta-lactamaseen
dc.subjectHorizontal gene transferen
dc.subjectSolar inactivationen
dc.subjectBacteriophageen
dc.titlePotential Dissemination of ARB and ARGs into Soil Through the Use of Treated Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: Is It a True Cause for Concern?en
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalAntibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soilsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
kaust.authorAljassim, Nada I.en
kaust.authorHong, Pei-Yingen
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