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From Animal Farms to Oyster Beds: Tetracycline Resistance Genes in the Altamaha River Watershed and Estuary
PIs: Andrei L. Barkovskii, C. Coleman, A. Bozdag, G. Kohlhagen, L. Pierce, C. Green, Georgia College and State University
Coastal Incentive Grant
The usability of tetracycline resistance genes and the genes indicating the presence of integrons as indicators and tracers of anthropogenic contamination in oyster beds was evaluated. The presence, distribution and concentrations of these genes were monitored in the Altamaha River estuary. Samples were collected every four months, community DNA was extracted, and 16 tetracycline resistance (tet) genes along with three genes encoding integrase (intl) 1, 2 and 3 were targeted in the DNA.
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