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dc.contributor.authorAljassim, Nada I.
dc.contributor.authorHong, Pei-Ying
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-12T13:32:02Z
dc.date.available2017-11-12T13:32:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-06
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.
dc.identifier.issn1613-3382
dc.identifier.issn2196-4831
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7
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.
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-66260-2_7
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2_7
dc.subjectAntibiotic resistance
dc.subjectNew Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase
dc.subjectHorizontal gene transfer
dc.subjectSolar inactivation
dc.subjectBacteriophage
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?
dc.typeBook Chapter
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalAntibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personAljassim, Nada I.
kaust.personHong, Pei-Ying


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