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Antibiotic resistance gene spread due to manure application on agricultural fields.
The usage of antibiotics in animal husbandry has promoted the development and abundance of antibiotic resistance in farm environments, and its application to agricultural soils is assumed to significantly increase antibiotic resistance genes and selection of resistant bacterial populations in soil. Expand
Effects of sulfamethoxazole on soil microbial communities after adding substrate.
Although different variables showed different sensitivities to the effects of SMX, the results were consistent with an initial decrease in bacterial growth rates of sensitive species, which eventually transformed into more tolerant species, altering the community composition. Expand
Tetracyclines and Tetracycline Resistance in Agricultural Soils: Microcosm and Field Studies
There is a considerable pool of resistance genes in soils, although it is not possible to conclude whether this diversity is caused by the global spread of Resistance genes after 50 years of tetracycline use or is due to the natural background in soil resistance genes, it highlights a role that environmental reservoirs might play in resistance gene capture. Expand
Ecotoxicological effects of activated carbon addition to sediments.
Potential ecotoxicological effects of powdered AC addition are suggested and the need for a detailed further investigation of secondary effects of the technique, prior to any large-scale field application is stressed. Expand
Effects of antibiotics on soil microorganisms: time and nutrients influence pollution-induced community tolerance
A method for the detection of the effects of antibiotics on soil microbial communities was optimised in the present study. We investigated the influence of measurement time and nutrient status on theExpand
Nutrient amendment does not increase mineralisation of sequestered carbon during incubation of a nitrogen-limited mangrove soil
Abstract Mangrove forests are sites of intense carbon and nutrient cycling, which result in soil carbon sequestration on a global scale. Currently, mangrove forests receive increasing quantities ofExpand
Abundance and diversity of the faecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries
The total acquired AMR level was associated with the overall country-specific antimicrobial usage in livestock and that countries with comparable usage patterns had similar resistomes, however, functionally determined AMR genes were not associated with total drug use. Expand
Spread of tetracycline resistance genes at a conventional dairy farm
Monitoring the spread of tetracycline resistance genes at a middle-size conventional dairy farm shows that antibiotic resistance genes may be a stable part of the intestinal metagenome of cattle even if antibiotics are not used for growth stimulation, and that smaller dairy farms may also contribute to environmental pollution with antibiotics resistance genes. Expand
Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands
Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates, suggesting Dutch rabbits are unlikely to be a zoonotic source. Expand
Impact of incorporated fresh 13C potato tissues on the bacterial and fungal community composition of soil
The results show the importance of specific microbial taxa in the decomposition and mineralization of plant residues in soil, which will allow us to better understand the role of such communities in carbon cycling. Expand