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
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 ..View full abstract
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
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).