Journal article

Temporal Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistome in the Plastisphere during Microbial Colonization

Kai Yang, Qing-Lin Chen, Mo-Lian Chen, Hong-Zhe Li, Hu Liao, Qiang Pu, Yong-Guan Zhu, Li Cui

Environmental Science and Technology | American Chemical Society | Published : 2020

Abstract

The increasing and simultaneous pollution of plastic debris and antibiotic resistance in aquatic environments makes plastisphere a great health concern. However, the development process of antibiotic resistome in the plastisphere is largely unknown, impeding risk assessment associated with plastics. Here, we profiled the temporal dynamics of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), mobile genetic elements (MGEs), and microbial composition in the plastisphere from initial microbial colonization to biofilm formation in urban water. A total of 82 ARGs, 12 MGEs, and 63 bacterial pathogens were detected in the plastisphere and categorized as the pioneering, intermediate, and persistent ones. The high ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by Key Collaborative Research Program of the Alliance of International Science Organization


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21922608, 21777154), Chinese Academy of Sciences (ZDBS-LY-DQC027), and Key Collaborative Research Program of the Alliance of International Science Organization (ANSO-CR-KP-2020-03).