Role of environmental pollution in prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in aquatic environment of river: case of Musi river, South India

Gothwal, R and T, Shashidhar (2017) Role of environmental pollution in prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in aquatic environment of river: case of Musi river, South India. Water and Environment Journal. ISSN 1747-6585 (In Press)

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance in clinical settings has been studied from last few decades but the possibility of development of antibiotic resistance at polluted environmental sites is also of concern. In developing countries, the major source of antibiotic contamination in surface water is improper disposal of effluents from industries, hospitals and domestic waste water treatment plants. The antibiotic pollution combined with other environmental pollution factors exerts selective pressure on environmental microbes, driving evolution and resulting in the spread of antibiotic resistance in a local to global scale. Present study aimed to determine the proliferation of ciprofloxacin resistant bacteria in aquatic environment of a river which is heavily impacted by industrial effluents. Correlation analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic factors. Statistical analysis evaluated the effect of fluoroquinolones, heavy metals, total organic carbon and total nitrogen on the levels of resistant culture in samples from the natural settings.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteriological; contamination; environment; pollution; water quality
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Water resources engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 10:05
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3451
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12263
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1747-6585/
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