Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis
Dong Zhu, Qing-Lin Chen, Hu Li, Xiao-Ru Yang, Peter Christie, Xin Ke, Yong-Guan Zhu
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018
Numerous studies have investigated the composition and diversity of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in multiple environments but the pattern of ARGs in field-collected soil fauna remains poorly understood. In the present study soil collembolans were collected from six sites with three different land use types (parkway land, park land, and arable land) and 285 ARGs and 10 mobile genetic elements (MGEs) in the microbiome of these "wild" collembolans were quantified by high-throughput quantitative PCR. A total of 76 unique ARGs and 5 MGEs were detected. There were significant differences between collection sites in the antibiotic resistome in the collembolans. Land use significantly altered ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China-International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology
This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41571130063), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB15020302 and XDB15020402), and the National Key Research and Development Program of China-International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant No. 2017YFE0107300).