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Antibiotic resistance bacteria and the presence of the intI1 gene from class one integrons in recreational waters of Fort Myers

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2017
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Integrons are versatile genetic units found in bacterial genomes that have evolved to encode genes for antibiotic resistance. With overuse of antibiotics and poor waste management, aquatic environments have potentially become a breeding ground for antibiotic resistant bacteria containing these integrons. It’s important to track integron activity to help prevent worldwide bacterial resistance. Water samples were taken from Fort Myers beach. Coliform bacteria which were resistant to high concentrations of a number of antibiotics were isolated from the water samples, including possible E. coli colonies. Bacterial isolates were screened for the presence of class one integrons using PCR for the intI1 gene. Class one integrons can encode genes for antibiotic resistance and their presence is associated with poor waste management. All bacterial isolates tester were negative for the presence of the intI1 gene.
Title: Antibiotic resistance bacteria and the presence of the intI1 gene from class one integrons in recreational waters of Fort Myers.
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Name(s): Fernandez, Gaby, author
Hollowell, Sidney, author
Spring 2017 Senior Research in Biology and Environmental Studies
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2017
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Summary: Integrons are versatile genetic units found in bacterial genomes that have evolved to encode genes for antibiotic resistance. With overuse of antibiotics and poor waste management, aquatic environments have potentially become a breeding ground for antibiotic resistant bacteria containing these integrons. It’s important to track integron activity to help prevent worldwide bacterial resistance. Water samples were taken from Fort Myers beach. Coliform bacteria which were resistant to high concentrations of a number of antibiotics were isolated from the water samples, including possible E. coli colonies. Bacterial isolates were screened for the presence of class one integrons using PCR for the intI1 gene. Class one integrons can encode genes for antibiotic resistance and their presence is associated with poor waste management. All bacterial isolates tester were negative for the presence of the intI1 gene.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0066 (IID)
Note(s): Posters from senior research in biology and environmental studies - Spring 2017. Research mentor: Dr. Kathryne Byrne-Bailey.
Subject(s): Integrons
Antibiotic Resistance
recreational waters
Antibiotics.
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Owner Institution: FGCU

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