Effect of antibiotics in the environment on microbial populations

  title={Effect of antibiotics in the environment on microbial populations},
  author={Chang Fang Ding and Jianzhong He},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Antibiotics act as an ecological factor in the environment that could potentially affect microbial communities. The effects include phylogenetic structure alteration, resistance expansion, and ecological function disturbance in the micro-ecosystem. Numerous studies have detected changes of microbial community structure upon addition of antibiotics in soil and water environment. However, the causal relationship between antibiotic input and resistance expansion is still under debate, with… CONTINUE READING

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