Abstract Some heavy metals have antimicrobial activity and are considered as potential alternatives to traditional antibiotic therapy. However, heavy metal tolerance genes (HMTG) have been already detected and coding different tolerance mechanisms. Considering that certain metals are promising for antimicrobial therapy, evaluation of HMTG dissemination in bacteria from sewage is essential to understand the evolution of these bacteria and to predict antimicrobial use and control.



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Citation Zagui GS, Moreira NC, Santos DV, Darini ALC, Domingo JL, Segura-Muñoz SI, Andrade LN. High occurrence of heavy metal tolerance genes in bacteria isolated from wastewater: A new concern? Environ Res. 2020 Oct 22:110352. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110352. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33098821.