University of Gothenburg



Publications 2021-




Earlier publications from the members of the consortium on the connection between antibacterial biocides and antibiotic resistance


Pal C, Bengtsson-Palme J, Kristiansson E, Larsson DGJ. (2015) Co-occurrence of resistance genes to antibiotics, biocides and metals reveals novel insights into their co-selection potential. BMC Genomics. 16:964.

Pal C, Bengtsson-Palme J, Kristiansson E, Larsson DGJ. (2016). The structure and diversity of human, animal and environmental resistomes. Microbiome. 4:54

Östman M, Lindberg RH, Fick J, Björn E, Tysklind M. (2017).  Screening of biocides, metals and antibiotics in Swedish sewage sludge and wastewater,Water Research 115: 318-328

Pal C, Asiani K, Arya S, Rensing C, Stekel DJ, Larsson DGJ, Hobman JL. (2017). Metal resistance and its association with antibiotic resistance. Adv Microb Physiol. 70:261 ISBN: 9780128123867.

Jutkina J, Marathe NP, Flach C-F, Larsson DGJ. (2018). Antibiotics and common antibacterial biocides stimulate horizontal transfer of resistance at low concentrations. Sci Total Environ. 616-617:172

Pal C, Bengtsson-Palme J, Rensing C, Kristiansson E, Larsson DGJ. (2014) BacMet: antibacterial biocide and metal resistance genes database. Nucleic Acids Res, 42:D737.

Hao X*, Li X*, Pal C*, Hobman J, Rosen BP, Larsson DGJ, Saquib Q, Alwathnani HA, Zhu Y-G, Rensing C. (2017). Bacterial resistance to arsenic protects against protist killing. Biometals. 30:307. 

Flach CF, Pal C, Svensson CJ, Kristiansson E, Östman M, Bengtsson-Palme J, Tysklind M, Larsson DGJ. (2017). Does antifouling paint select for antibiotic resistance? Sci Total Environ. 590–591:461

Wang, HJ, Mustafa, M, Yu, G, Östman, M,, Cheng, Y, Wang, YJ, Tysklind, M. Oxidation of emerging biocides and antibiotics in wastewater by ozonation and the electro-peroxone process. Chemosphere 235, 575-585, 2019.

Östman, M.; Björlenius, B.; Fick .Tysklind M. Effect of full-scale ozonation and pilot-scale granular activated carbon on the removal of biocides, antimycotics and antibiotics in a sewage treatment plant. Science of the Total Environment, 649 : 1117-1123, 2019.

Östman, M.; Fick, J.; Tysklind, M. Detailed mass flows and removal efficiencies for biocides and antibiotics in Swedish sewage treatment plants. Science of the Total Environment,  640 : 327-336. 2018

Östman M, Lindberg RH, Fick J, Björn E, Tysklind M. Screening of biocides, metals and antibiotics in Swedish sewage sludge and wastewater. Water Res. 115, 2017

Norholt, N., Kanaris, O., Schmidt, S., and Schreiber, F.. Persistence against benzalkonium chloride promotes rapid evolution of tolerance under periodic disinfection. Nature Communications 12:6792

Pietsch, F., Heidrich, G., Nordholt, N., and Schreiber, F.. Prevalent synergy and antagonism among antibiotics and biocides in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 2021. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:615618

Varadarajan, A.R., Allan, R., Valentin, J., Castañeda Ocampo, O.E., Somerville, V., Pietsch, F., Buhmann, M.T., West, J., Skipp, P.J., van der Mei, H.C., Ren, Q., Schreiber, F., Webb, J.S., Ahrens, C.H..  An integrated model system to gain mechanistic insights into biofilm-associated antimicrobial resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa MPAO1. 2020. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 6:46.

Pietsch, F., O’Neill, A., Ivask, A., Jenssen, H., Inkinen, J., Kahru, A., Ahonen, M. and Schreiber, F.. Selection of resistance by antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare setting. 2020. Journal of Hospital Infection 6(1):115-125.