Special Issue "Risk Assessment of Water Resources and Food: Microbial Contaminants, Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2022) | Viewed by 6461
Interests: antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB); antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs); microbial community; pathogen; constructed wetlands; metagenomics; microbial ecology; fate and transport
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Interests: microbial ecology of food-borne pathogens; antimicrobial resistance in poultry production settings
Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat, and to reduce the spread of resistance, we must consider the possible sources and understand the pathway and mechanisms by which resistance are disseminated. To combat this problem many international organizations have developed Risk Assessment protocols and action plans for combating antibiotic resistant bacteria that emphasizes monitoring antimicrobial susceptibilities of selected bacteria, modelling patterns/impacts of antibiotic use in food/food-producing animals and developing mitigation procedures to reduce the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to production environments. The dissemination of antibiotic resistance can be attributed to the transfer of bacterial mobile antibiotic resistance gene (ARGs) across different environmental niches. Therefore, in this special issue, we plan to present papers that identify the transfer network of the mobile resistome and the selection forces driving acquisition of AMR in many ecosystems. Papers dealing with the root sources and causes of AMR and the role of environmental processes in AMR dissemination will be of higher priority. As it is true of many other grand challenges, AMR is a complex problem that requires a holistic approach that advocate for a “One Health” perspective that simultaneously addresses the impacts of AMR on humans, animals, and the environment. Review papers and others dealing with AMR holistically will be highly welcome.
Dr. Abasiofiok Mark Ibekwe
Dr. Adelumola Oladeinde
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- Food safety
- Wastewater quality
- Indicator bacteria, pathogens, and virulence factors
- Microbiological, chemical, and ecotoxicological assessments
- Antibiotic resistance genes/bacteria in surface water and irrigation water
- Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) (Mobile genetic transfer-conjugation, transformation, and transduction)
- Antibiotic pollution
- Emergence and potential spread of antibiotic resistance
- Emerging pollutants
- Effluent discharges