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Antibiotic effect of amoxicillin on the feces composting process and reactivation of bacteria by intermittent feeding of feces.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17239584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this work was to investigate the single exposure effect of amoxicillin on the feces composting process and the possibility of its bacterial reactivation by intermittent feeding of feces. The respiratory activity of the bacteria during the process after receiving exposure to several dosages of amoxicillin indicated a decrement of treatment performance, which was caused by the reduction of the initial viable bacterial count and activity brought about by the amoxicillin dosage. The amount of remaining feces was proportional to the initial concentration of amoxicillin, and even though no amoxicillin was detected, no automatic reactivation was observed, either. An intermittent feces feeding test was conducted to reactivate the bacteria. For the 10 and 100microg-amoxicillin/g dry systems, reactivation was observed, but for the 1000microg/g dry, no reactivation was seen. Finally, an intermittent feces feeding test was conducted with sterilized sawdust and the result indicated that the feces acted as a substrate rather than as a bacterial carrier.
Takashi Kakimoto; Teruma Osawa; Naoyuki Funamizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-01-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0960-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-07     Completed Date:  2008-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3555-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Built Environment, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Amoxicillin / pharmacology*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
Bacteria / drug effects*,  metabolism*
Feces / microbiology*
Oxygen Consumption
Sewage / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Sewage; 26787-78-0/Amoxicillin

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