Prevalence of mecA in surface water contaminated with Staphylococcus

Seyedomir, Ee
Yılmaz, Fadime
İçgen, Bülent
Water is one of the most relevant vehicles of bacterial propagation and dissemination. The presence of antibiotics in natural waters and overland runoff has selected for highly resistant bacteria in nonclinical settings like rivers. Therefore, surface waters have been suggested to play a role in the dissemination and development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The use of antibiotics and spread of antibiotic resistance in clinical settings is a well-recognized problem, but antibiotics and antibiotic resistance as environmental problems and pollutants have largely been overlooked. Of particular interest are methicillin-resistant staphylococci shed by humans and animals, as well as the gene conferring their resistance to β-lactam antibiotics, mecA. Despite continual increases in the community prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococci, there is little understanding of the role of the natural environment as a reservoir of …
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E. Seyedomir, F. Yılmaz, and B. İçgen, “Prevalence of mecA in surface water contaminated with Staphylococcus,” presented at the EURASIA 2014 Waste Management Symposium, (28 - 30 Nisan 2014), 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: