University of Gothenburg

Dispersal of antibiotic resistance through marine aquaculture in Asia and sub- Saharan Africa

We will map the flow of antibiotics from productionto use in order to identify points in the value chain where restrictions would be fair and effective. Further, wewill use metagenomics to identify genetic fingerprints of the ARG pool from four aquaculture sites. Thespread of specific ARG patterns are hypothesised to be linked to the dispersal of phytoplankton and will beprojected by oceanographic connectivity models and verified with repeated sampling at different geographicscales.