Biosolid-borne tetracyclines and sulfonamides in plants

  title={Biosolid-borne tetracyclines and sulfonamides in plants},
  author={Shiny Mathews and Dawn Reinhold},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Tetracyclines and sulfonamides used in human and animal medicine are released to terrestrial ecosystems from wastewater treatment plants or by direct manure application. The interactions between plants and these antibiotics are numerous and complex, including uptake and accumulation, phytometabolism, toxicity responses, and degradation in the rhizosphere. Uptake and accumulation of antibiotics have been studied in plants such as wheat, maize, potato, vegetables, and ornamentals. Once… 

The in vivo and vitro degradation of sulfonamides in wetland plants reducing phytotoxicity and environmental pollution

Aquatic plants can be used for in situ remediation of water-borne pharmaceutical compounds; however, such information and that of the potential risks of metabolites released into the environment are

Uptake of Three Antibiotics and an Antiepileptic Drug by Wheat Crops Spray Irrigated with Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent.

It is demonstrated that PPCPs can be taken up into wheat plants and adhere to plant surfaces when WWTP effluent is spray-irrigated, raising the question of potential health risks for humans and animals.

Screening of Emerging Pollutants (EPs) in Estuarine Water and Phytoremediation Capacity of Tripolium pannonicum under Controlled Conditions

Different classes of emerging pollutants were surveyed in water samples in the Tejo estuary, including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, lipid-lowering drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, beta-blockers and analgesics, finding only four compounds were detected.

Uptake, translocation, and metabolism of sulfamethazine by Arabidopsis thaliana: distinguishing between phytometabolites and abiotic transformation products in the media

Investigation of the phytometabolism of sulfamethazine by Arabidopsis thaliana using 14C-labeled and unlabeled SMT found a portion of the extractable metabolites was excreted into the culture media, requiring characterization of these metabolites as either excretes or abiotic transformation products of SMT based on comparisons between experimental and control reactors.

Antibiotic use and abuse: A threat to mitochondria and chloroplasts with impact on research, health, and environment

Stricter policies on antibiotic usage are absolutely required as their use in research confounds experimental outcomes, and their uncontrolled applications in medicine and agriculture pose a significant threat to a balanced ecosystem and the well‐being of these endosymbionts that are essential to sustain health.

Genes and Enzymes for In-Planta Phytoremediation of Air, Water and Soil

Plants harbour highly versatile enzymatic machineries to attack and detoxify pollutants, and transgenic organisms that express heterologous enzymes in order to specifically degrade compounds or to increase the mobility and uptake of recalcitrant xenobiotics are being pursued to make phytoremediation procedures useful in practice.

Dissipation of sulfamethazine and tetracycline in the root zone of grass and tree species.

Enhanced SMZ dissipation in soil planted to hybrid poplar suggests that incorporation of this plant species in VBS may mitigate deleterious effects of SMZ in the environment.

Chlortetracycline detoxification in maize via induction of glutathione S-transferases after antibiotic exposure.

The results suggest that maize is able to detoxify chlortetracycline via the glutathione pathway, whereas pinto beans cannot, which may explain the observed stunted growth of pinto Beans after antibiotic treatment.

Sulfamethazine uptake by plants from manure-amended soil.

The results of this study raise potential human health concerns of consuming low levels of antibiotics from produce grown on manure-amended soils.

The sorption and transport of a sulphonamide antibiotic in soil systems.

Phytotoxicity of Sulfamethazine Soil Pollutant to Six Legume Plant Species

Yellow lupin was the most reliable bioindicator of SMZ contaminated soil and elongation of roots and stems was more sensitive than germination rate as an indicator of soil contamination by sulfamethazine.

Hairy Roots of Helianthus annuus: A Model System to Study Phytoremediation of Tetracycline and Oxytetracycline

Hairy root cultures of Helianthus annuus (sunflower), along with their inherent rhizospheric activity, provide a fast growing, microbe‐free environment for understanding plant‐pollutant interactions and in vitro modifications of the two antibiotics suggest involvement of root‐secreted compounds.

The MAR1 transporter is an opportunistic entry point for antibiotics

A transporter gene in Arabidopsis thaliana, MAR1, is uncovered and characterized, which appears to control antibiotic entry into the chloroplast, which enhances understanding of how antibiotics might enter the plant cell, which may aid in the production of crop plants that are incapable of antibiotic accumulation.

Phytoremediation of toxic aromatic pollutants from soil

  • O. SinghR. Jain
  • Environmental Science
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 2003
Phytoremediation of organics appears a very promising technology for the removal of contaminants from polluted soil and certain aspects of plant metabolism associated with phytoremedication of organic contaminants and their relevant phytOREmediation efforts are discussed.