Journal article

Transfer of antibiotic resistance from manure-amended soils to vegetable microbiomes

Yu-Jing Zhang, Hang-Wei Hu, Qing-Lin Chen, Brajesh K Singh, Hui Yan, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He

Environment International | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


The increasing antimicrobial resistance in manure-amended soil can potentially enter food chain, representing an important vehicle for antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) transmission into human microbiome. However, the pathways for transmission of ARGs from soil to plant remain unclear. Here, we explored the impacts of poultry and cattle manure application on the patterns of resistome in soil and lettuce microbiome including rhizosphere, root endosphere, leaf endosphere and phyllosphere, to identify the potential transmission routes of ARGs in the soil-plant system. After 90 days of cultivation, a total of 144 ARGs were detected in all samples using high-throughput quantitative PCR. Rhizosph..

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