Distribution and taxonomy of Enterococci from the Davis Station wastewater discharge, Antarctica

Spence, Robert J. (2014) Distribution and taxonomy of Enterococci from the Davis Station wastewater discharge, Antarctica. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project assessed the potential impact of untreated sewage release in a near-shore marine environment of Antarctica through the distribution and characterisation of the faecal indicator bacteria Enterococcus. Antibiotic resistance and genome sequencing analyses revealed that enterococci resistant to multiple antibiotics closely related to clinical pathogens were introduced to the pristine Antarctic environment by Australia's Davis station.

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ID Code: 69700
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Prentis, Peter, Smith, James, & Pavasovic, Ana
Keywords: Antarctica, Enterococci, Vancomycin-resistant, Multidrug-resistant, Genomics, Environmental Impact, Next-Generation Sequencing
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 May 2014 04:42
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:20

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