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Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water

  • 1.  Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water

    Posted 08-19-2019 18:30
    Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water
    Anyone  please share data about this topic how to test antibiotic bacteria in water
    Is there any way to analyse these bacteria in water 


  • 2.  RE: Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 08-20-2019 13:02
    Interesting and timely question.  Municipal water that is treated with chlorine, the #1 bactericide, might be free of all antibiotic resistant strains.  But that got me thinking and searching, which you probably have done.  Here's a good primer.  






  • 3.  RE: Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 08-21-2019 16:19
    Oxidizing biocides are added to water to minimize bacteria, not eliminate them.   The plan is that there will not be enough pathogenic bacteria remaining in the potable water to be infectious.  This has largely worked in the US for the past century.

    Standard culture procedures can be used for aerobic bacteria.  There will also be some facultative and some viable, but non-culturable bacteria present.   After you have managed to identify and grow a large enough population, you can begin anti-biotic resistance trials.

    An additional issue is the formation of biofilms in the distribution piping of systems treated with chloramines rather than chlorine.   Those biofilms may permit the growth of anaerobic bacteria beneath them which are very difficult to sample and identify with any consistency due to the location specific growth of said anaerobes.

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    James Kanuth
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  • 4.  RE: Antibiotic resistance bacteria analysis in water

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    Posted 08-22-2019 00:34
    Dr. Tala Nevab-Daneshmab at Oregon State University does research in this area.  Her on-line bio says: "Dr. Navab is an environmental engineer interested in the inactivation, growth and persistence of bacterial pathogens in the environment and treatment processes. She investigates these problems with microbiology, molecular biology, process engineering and statistics." https://cbee.oregonstate.edu/tala-navab-daneshmand I saw her present at a recent workshop. Her talk was entitled "Antibiotic Resistance in Environmental Reservoirs and Associated Human Health Risks."  She can be reached at  tala.navab@oregonstate.edu.

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