Journal article

Application of Struvite Alters the Antibiotic Resistome in Soil, Rhizosphere, and Phyllosphere

Qing-Lin Chen, Xin-Li An, Yong-Guan Zhu, Jian-Qiang Su, Michael R Gillings, Zhi-Long Ye, Li Cui

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Struvite recovered from wastewater is a renewable source of phosphorus and nitrogen and can be used as fertilizer for plant growth. However, antibiotics and resistome can be enriched in the struvite derived from wastewater. Robust understanding of the potential risks after struvite application to soils has remained elusive. Here, we profiled antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and mobile genetic elements (MGEs) in struvite, soil, rhizosphere and phyllosphere of Brassica using high-throughput quantitative PCR. A total of 165 ARGs and 10 MGEs were detected. Application of struvite was found to increase both the abundance and diversity of ARGs in soil, rhizosphere and phyllosphere. In addition, ..

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Grants

Awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB15020402, XDB15020302,), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21210008, 41571130063), and the International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (2011DFB91710).