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Soil Biology

Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils

Monitoring, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Management

Editors: Hashmi, Muhammad Zaffar, Strezov, Vladimir, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

  • Offers a valuable source of information for scientists working in the fields of environmental engineering, soil sciences, toxicology, microbial ecology and plant biotechnology
  • Addresses both the theoretical aspects and practical applications of soil management
  • Summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment
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About this book

This book summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment. It covers a wide range of topics to help readers understand antibiotics and ARGs in soils, the risks they pose for the environment, and options for effective control. In addition, it presents a range of essential tools and methodologies that can be used to address antibiotics and ARGs in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Gathering contributions by international experts, the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.The topics discussed include antibiotics-producing microorganisms; the routes of entry and fate of antibiotics and resistance genes; biomonitoring approaches; dissemination of ARGs in soils; risk assessment; the impact of antibiotics and ARGs on the soil microbial community and other biota; bioremediation and biodegradation approaches; and soil management strategies for antibiotics and ARG-contaminated soils.As such, the book will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences, microbial ecology and plant biotechnology.

Readers and Journals:

1. This new volume on antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences,microbial ecology and plant biotechnology.

2. The book will provide government authorities all over the world with effective strategies for the management of antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARG)- contaminated soil.

3. Gathering contributions by international experts,the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.

About the authors

Prof. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi

Dr. Hashmi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi research focused on Bioremediation of contaminated soil and cell toxicology. His book: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment published in Springer has been used at innumerable colleges, universities and research institutions all over the world.

Prof. Vladimir Strezov

Prof Strezov is Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Prof Strezov leads a research team who work on a range of topics that deal with reduction of environmental pollution of industrial activities. Prof Strezov is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production and is an editorial board on a number of journals and relevant conferences.

Prof. Ajit Varma

Ajit Varma (M.Sc., Ph.D.) was professor of microbial technology at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, before he became Director of the AMITY Institute of Herbal & Microbial Research in 2004.

Professor Varma has won a large number of coveted national and international awards for his scientific contributions and was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India. He has lectured on various aspects of microbial sciences worldwide and has been honored for his excellence in teaching at esteemed universities.

His first two books, dealing with mycorrhizal research, were published in 1991-1992 by Academic Press (UK) and have been used at innumerable colleges, universities and research institutions all over the world. Since then, he has compiled 18 books produced by leading and prestigious scientific publishing houses.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Antibiotics Producing Soil Microorganisms

    Chandra, Niharika (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Antibiotics Resistance Genes

    Hasnain, Ahmad (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • A Review on Antibiotics Consumption, Physico-Chemical Properties and Their Sources in Asian Soil

    Arun, Sija (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Entry Routes of Veterinary Antibiotics in the Environment

    Tasho, Reep P. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Monitoring of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Agroecosystems

    Ahmed, Sarfraz (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66260-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66259-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils
Book Subtitle
Monitoring, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Management
Editors
  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Vladimir Strezov
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66260-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66260-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66259-6
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 419
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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