Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment

Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment

Volume 1 in the Advances in Environmental Pollution Research series

1st Edition - November 20, 2019

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  • Editor: Muhammad Hashmi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188828
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188835

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Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes (AMR) in the Environment summarizes and updates information on antibiotic producing organisms and their resistance and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment. As antibiotic use continues to rise in healthcare, their fate, bioavailability and biomonitoring, and impacts on environment and public health are becoming increasingly important. The book addresses the impact of antibiotics and AMR to environment and public health and risk assessment. Moreover, it focused on the metagenomics and molecular techniques for the detection of antibiotics and antimicrobial genes. Lastly, it introduces management strategies, such as treatment technologies for managing antibiotics and AMR/ARGs-impacted environment, and bioremediation approaches.

Key Features

  • Summarizes and updates information on antibiotics and AMR/ARGs production and its fate and transport in the environment
  • Includes phytoremediation and bioremediation technologies for environmental management
  • Provides analysis of risk assessment of antibiotic resistance genes to help understand the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of antibiotics and AMR/ARGs


Scientists and researchers in environmental science and pollution

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microorganism and antibiotic production
    2. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial resistance: temporal and global trends in the environment
    3. Antibiotics presence in hospitals and associated wastes
    4. Current Trends of Antimicrobials Used in Food Animals and Aquaculture
    5. Major Natural Sinks for Harboring microorganisms with Altered Antibiotic Resistance Vs Major Human Contributing Sources of Antibiotic Resistance: A Detailed Insight
    6. Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment
    7. Long Range Transport of Antibiotics and AMR/ARGs
    8. Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance mechanism of entry in the environment
    9. Antibiotics, AMR, and ARGs fate in the environment
    10. Bio-monitoring of antibiotics, AMR, and ARGs
    11. Antibiotics uptake in Plants
    12. Modeling the Spread of Antibiotics and AMR/ARGs in Soil
    13. Metagenomics and methods development for determination of antibiotics and AMR/ARGS
    14. Global trends in ARGs measured by HT-qPCR platforms
    15. Databases, multiplexed PCR, and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies for tracking AMR genes in the environment
    16. Toxicity of antibiotics
    17. Carbapenems and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Mechanisms and epidemiology
    18. Environmental and Public Health Effects of Antibiotics and AMR/ARGs
    19. Antibiotics Resistance Mechanism
    20. Microbial Risk Assessment and Antimicrobial Resistance
    21. Environmental risk assessment of antibiotics and AMR/ARGs
    22. Nanobiotechnology based drug delivery strategy as a potential weapon against multiple drug-resistant pathogens
    23. Treatment Technologies and Management options of Antibiotics and AMR/ARG

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188828
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188835

About the Editor

Muhammad Hashmi

Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology from Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi’s research interests are analytical chemistry and the development of treatment technologies to control environmental and industrial pollution. He also has expertise in developing environmentally sustainable and feasible technologies including bioremediation, using innovative microbes and genes, plants, and microcosms. He has edited seven books, 14 book chapters, 80 original research articles and is currently series editor of two environmental contaminant book series. Dr. Hashmi is also an Associate Editor of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Dr. Hashmi is Member of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, International Toxicology Society, HEC and PSF Research Grants Committee, and has been awarded a KANS Prize in OIC countries by MUSTAFA Science and Technology Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University, Pakistan

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