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Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils

Monitoring, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Management

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Vladimir Strezov
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Niharika Chandra, Sunil Kumar
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ahmad Hasnain, Wajid Nasim, Hussani Mubarak, Nosheen Mirza, Sohaib Khan, Xiaomei Su et al.
    Pages 19-37
  4. Sija Arun, Moitraiyee Mukhopadhyay, Paromita Chakraborty
    Pages 39-53
  5. Reep P. Tasho, Jae Young Cho
    Pages 55-70
  6. Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Ibrahim, Rabia Khushi Muhammad, Iqra Naseem, Rubbea Idrees, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi et al.
    Pages 71-96
  7. Rida Akram, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Wajid Nasim
    Pages 97-104
  8. Eddie Cytryn, Zdzisław Markiewicz, Magdalena Popowska
    Pages 151-190
  9. Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Shivesh Sharma, Ajit Varma, Vivek Kumar
    Pages 191-205
  10. Rida Akram, Asad Amin, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Mubeen, Hafiz Mohkum Hammad et al.
    Pages 207-220
  11. Sandra A. Youssef, Isam I. Bashour
    Pages 221-237
  12. Hussani Mubarak, Nosheen Mirza, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    Pages 239-257
  13. Vanessa Silva, Isabel Carvalho, Gilberto Igrejas, Patrícia Poeta
    Pages 313-325
  14. Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Ibrahim, Rashem Waheed, Abu Bakar Hassan Azdee, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Shabir Ahmed
    Pages 327-340
  15. Khushbu Salian, Vladimir Strezov
    Pages 367-385
  16. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Wajid Nasim, Hussani Mubarak, Nosheen Mirza, Sohaib Khan, Xiaomei Su et al.
    Pages 397-409
  17. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Vladimir Strezov, Ajit Varma
    Pages E1-E12
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 411-419

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment. It covers a wide range of topics to help readers understand antibiotics and ARGs in soils, the risks they pose for the environment, and options for effective control. In addition, it presents a range of essential tools and methodologies that can be used to address antibiotics and ARGs in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Gathering contributions by international experts, the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.The topics discussed include antibiotics-producing microorganisms; the routes of entry and fate of antibiotics and resistance genes; biomonitoring approaches; dissemination of ARGs in soils; risk assessment; the impact of antibiotics and ARGs on the soil microbial community and other biota; bioremediation and biodegradation approaches; and soil management strategies for antibiotics and ARG-contaminated soils.As such, the book will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences, microbial ecology and plant biotechnology.

Readers and Journals:

1.  This new volume on antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences,microbial ecology and plant biotechnology.

2. The book will provide government authorities all over the world with effective strategies for the management of antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARG)- contaminated soil.

3. Gathering contributions by international experts,the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Keywords

Antibiotic resistance Contaminated soils Antibiotics toxicity Phytoremediation Bioremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    • 1
  • Vladimir Strezov
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental SciencesMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66259-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66260-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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