Journal article

Manure application did not enrich antibiotic resistance genes in root endophytic bacterial microbiota of cherry radish.

Yu-Jing Zhang, Hang-Wei Hu, Qing-Lin Chen, Hui Yan, Jun-Tao Wang, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He

Applied and Environmental Microbiology | American Society for Microbiology | Published : 2020

Abstract

Growing evidence suggests that livestock manure used as organic fertilizer in agriculture may lead to potential propagation of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from "farm to fork". However, little is known about the impacts of manure fertilization on the incidence of ARGs in the plant-associated microbiomes (including rhizosphere, endosphere and phyllosphere), which hampers our ability to assess the dissemination of antibiotic resistance in the soil-plant system. Here, we constructed a pot experiment to explore the effects of poultry and cattle manure applications on the shifts of resistome in the plant microbiome of harvested cherry radish. A total of 144 ARGs conferring resistance to eig..

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