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2012 Volume2WIantiobiotics in sediment

Can clay neutralize antibiotics?

Antibiotics have been documented in the environment and concerns about antibiotic resistance are growing. But there are still many questions. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Parkside hope to answer some of those questions as they try to better understand how antibiotics react with soil microbes. Does clay provide a platform for antibiotics to alter microbial life? Or could clay help neutralize the antibiotics? To learn more about what the researchers have found, read Tracking Antibiotics in Soil in the latest issue of University of Wisconsin's Aquatic Sciences Chronicle. 

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 12:06PM on 5/3/2012
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