Fate and abundance of antibiotic resistance genes on microplastics in facility vegetable soil.

  title={Fate and abundance of antibiotic resistance genes on microplastics in facility vegetable soil.},
  author={Xiaoming Lu and Peng-zhen Lu and X. Liu},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  • Xiaoming Lu, Peng-zhen Lu, X. Liu
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • Microplastics (MPs) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) coexist widely in farmland soils, but the fate and abundance of ARGs on MPs is rarely explored. In this study, high-throughput fluorescent quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to determine ARGs on MPs in facility vegetable soil. The results indicated that when the particle size of the MPs was larger, the weathering was more serious, or the MPs came from soils with a long vegetable cultivation period, the levels of antibiotics… CONTINUE READING
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