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Web Date: November 19, 2010

Turning Up The Heat On Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Wastewater Treatment: High temperatures reduce the load of antibiotic resistance genes
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: antibiotic resistance, wastewater treatment, agriculture, sewage

Bacteria are evolving resistance to antibiotics at an alarming rate, fueled by decades of overuse of the drugs in medicine and agriculture. Now researchers have developed a method that could slow the spread of resistance genes in the environment by reducing their release through treated sewage (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: . . .

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