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..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was financially supported by the Australian Research Council (DP170103628) and Microbial colonisation and diversity work in BKS lab is supported by Australian Research Council (DP190103714).