Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Virta, Marko
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Dynamics of the antibiotic resistance genes in production animals and the environment (ARPA)
Beslutnr 316708
Beslutsdatum 29.05.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 487 108
Beskrivning av projektet
Antibiotic resistance (AR) is a major health threat for humans. Human activity plays a major role in the increase and dissemination of the AR. There are considerable information gaps that hamper our understanding of the dynamics of antibiotic resistance in the human impacted environments. We investigate the amount and spreading of antibiotic resistance in animal farming. Which bacterial species harbor ARGs? What is the real contribution of Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT)? Which Mobile Genetic Elements (MGE) carry the resistance genes? We will use two novel methods, epicPCR and inverse-PCR with PacBio for seeking answers to those questions.