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Antibiotic resistance in European wastewater treatment plants mirrors the pattern of clinical antibiotic resistance prevalence

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Science Advances  27 Mar 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 3, eaau9124
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9124

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  • Received for publication July 26, 2018
  • Accepted for publication February 6, 2019
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  1. Katariina M. M. Pärnänen1,*,
  2. Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha2,*,
  3. David Kneis3,*,
  4. Thomas U. Berendonk3,
  5. Damiano Cacace3,
  6. Thi Thuy Do4,
  7. Christian Elpers5,
  8. Despo Fatta-Kassinos6,
  9. Isabel Henriques7,
  10. Thomas Jaeger8,
  11. Antti Karkman1,
  12. Jose Luis Martinez9,
  13. Stella G. Michael6,
  14. Irene Michael-Kordatou6,
  15. Kristin O’Sullivan10,
  16. Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz11,
  17. Thomas Schwartz8,
  18. Hongjie Sheng12,13,
  19. Henning Sørum10,
  20. Robert D. Stedtfeld13,
  21. James M. Tiedje14,
  22. Saulo Varela Della Giustina11,
  23. Fiona Walsh4,
  24. Ivone Vaz-Moreira2,
  25. Marko Virta1, and
  26. Célia M. Manaia2,
  1. 1Department of Microbiology, University of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland.
  2. 2Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina–Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Arquiteto Lobão Vital, 172, 4200-374 Porto, Portugal.
  3. 3Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Hydrobiology, Dresden, Germany.
  4. 4Department of Biology, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
  5. 5Aquantec GmbH, Pfinztalstraße 90, D-76227 Karlsruhe, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nireas–International Water Research Centre, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus.
  7. 7Department of Biology and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.
  8. 8Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)–Campus North, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG), P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.
  9. 9Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, CSIC, Calle Darwin 3, 20049 Madrid, Spain.
  10. 10Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Section of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Post Box 8146 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway.
  11. 11Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Emili Grahit 101, 17003 Girona, Spain.
  12. 12Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China.
  13. 13Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  14. 14Center for Microbial Ecology, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: cmanaia{at}porto.ucp.pt (C.M.M.); marko.virta{at}helsinki.fi (M.V.)
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

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