- Antibiotic resistance genes
- mRNA, miRNA, and lncRNA as disease biomarkers
- Pathogen detection in human samples and food
- Genotyping using animal and blood samples
Screening for antibiotic resistance genes in manure and sewage
Manure and sewage samples often contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria may be present in both manure and sewage runoff, as well as in locations where large quantities of organic fertilizer are used. The antibiotic-resistant bacteria can then be transferred to crops and produce, and potentially introduced into humans. Numerous studies have utilized the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System to study antibiotic resistance in manure and sewage samples.
In one study, researchers analyzed the intestinal contents of fish from fish farms (Muziasari et al. 2017). By utilizing a 364-primer panel on the SmartChip system, they identified 28 antibiotic resistance genes that were present in the fish feces and then discovered that those same genes were present in the farm sediments. Although the composition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria varied slightly between individual fish, the same 28 genes were present in all sediment samples, indicating an environmental selection process. No antibiotic-resistant genes were detected outside of the intestines, such as on the gills of the fish.
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Chen, Q. et al. Long-term field application of sewage sludge increases the abundance of antibiotic resistance genes in soil. Environ. Int. 92-93, 1–10 (2016).
Chen, Z. et al. Antibiotic resistance genes and bacterial communities in cornfield and pasture soils receiving swine and dairy manures. Environ. Pollut. 248, 947–957 (2019).
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