Journal article

Host identity determines plant associated resistomes

Qing-Lin Chen, Hang-Wei Hu, Dong Zhu, Jing Ding, Zhen-Zhen Yan, Ji-Zheng He, Yong-Guan Zhu

Environmental Pollution | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Plant microbiome, as the second genome of plant, and the interface between human and environmental microbiome, represents a potential pathway of human exposure to environmental pathogens and resistomes. However, the impact of host identity on the profile of resistomes in plant phyllosphere is unclear and this knowledge is vital for establishing a framework to evaluate the dissemination of antibiotic resistance via the plant microbiome. Here, we explored the phyllosphere microbiome and resistomes in 12 selected plant species. By using High-throughput quantitative PCR, we identified a total of 172 unique resistance genes in plant phyllosphere microbiome, which was significantly divergent from ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China-International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China-International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology (2017YFE0107300), National Natural Science Foundation of China (41571130063, 21210008), and Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB15020402).