Journal article

Do manure-borne or indigenous soil microorganisms influence the spread of antibiotic resistance genes in manured soil?

Qing-Lin Chen, Xin-Li An, Hu Li, Yong-Guan Zhu, Jian-Qiang Su, Li Cui

SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Manure application is a common practice that not only adds nutrients and organic matter to arable soils for crop growth, but also introduces antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), posing a potential risk to human health. To investigate the mechanisms underlying the spread of ARGs in manured soil, especially the impact of manure-borne and indigenous soil microorganisms, a microcosm experiment with four specially designed treatments over a period of two months was conducted, including soil, soil with irradiated pig manure, irradiated soil with pig manure, and soil with pig manure. A total of 240 unique ARGs were detected via a high-throughput quantitative PCR (HT-qPCR) targeting almost all major ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21210008, 41571130063), the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences IUEQN20150 and the Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS (2014266).