Multi-drug resistant bacteria in Malaysian River correlate with faecal pollution indicators

From training into practice: Our collaborators at NUMed in Malaysia have published a paper showing that surrogate markers, such dissolved oxygen, Bacteroides and Prevotella abundances estimated from MinION sequencing data, and the rodA qPCR assay for total E. coli, can identify locations on a river that deserve immediate attention to mitigate AMR spread through improved waste management.

Kishor and the MinION training workshop participants at NU Med, Malaysia. Jia Ye Ho (bottom left) and Jeyanthy Eswaran (center back) are the first and corresponding authors of the paper.