The Survival of antibiotic resistant and sensitiveEscherichia coli strains during anaerobic digestion


Total counts ofEscherichia coli were followed during anaerobic digestion of pig slurry laboratory scale digesters at 37° C. Counts decreased rapidly during anaerobic digestion. Antibiotic resistant strains in most cases appeared to be more persistent in anaerobic digesters than sensitiveE. coli strains as calculated from the decimal decay rates.

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Abdul, P., Lloyd, D. The Survival of antibiotic resistant and sensitiveEscherichia coli strains during anaerobic digestion. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 22, 373–377 (1985).

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  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Survival of bacteria during anaerobic digestion