Resistome profiling reveals transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance genes from poultry litter to soil and plant

  30 March 2023

Poultry farming is a major livelihood in South and Southeast Asian economies where it is undergoing rapid intensification to meet the growing human demand for dietary protein. Intensification of poultry production systems is commonly supported by increased antimicrobial drug use, risking greater selection and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs). Transmission of ARGs through food chains is an emerging threat. Here, we investigated transmission of ARGs from chicken (broiler and layer) litter to soil and Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench plants based on field and pot experiments. 


Further reading: Environmental Pollution
Author(s): Animesh Tripathi et al
Clean Environment   Healthy Animals   Secure Foods  


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