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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Field validation of metal-induced co-selection for antibiotic resistance in bacterial communities from pristine environments

Awarded: NOK 10,260

This project will investigate metal-induced co-selection of antibiotic resistance in soils with no exposure to human use of antibiotics. By analysing resistance patterns in soil samples exposed to a range of metals, it is wished to gain the ability to tel l if co-selection is a modern phenomenon. Soil samples need to origin from prisitine areas to avoid exposure to human use of antibiotics, but still exposed to metals.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum