Antibiotic uptake by plants from soil fertilized with animal manure.

  title={Antibiotic uptake by plants from soil fertilized with animal manure.},
  author={K. Vijay Krishna Kumar and S. C. Gupta and Samuel Kofi Baidoo and Yogesh Chander and Carl J. Rosen},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={34 6},
Antibiotics are commonly added to animal feed as supplements to promote growth of food animals. However, absorption of antibiotics in the animal gut is not complete and as a result substantial amounts of antibiotics are excreted in urine and feces that end up in manure. Manure is used worldwide not only as a source of plant nutrients but also as a source of organic matter to improve soil quality especially in organic and sustainable agriculture. Greenhouse studies were conducted to determine… 

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