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Title (Primary) From gut to mud: dissemination of antimicrobial resistance between animal and agricultural niches
Author Jadeja, N.B.; Worrich, A.
Journal Environmental Microbiology
Year 2022
Department UMB
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
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Abstract With increasing reports on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans, animals and the environment, we are at risk of returning to a pre-antibiotic era. Therefore, AMR is recognized as one of the major global health threats of this century. Antibiotics are used extensively in farming systems to treat and prevent infections in food animals or to increase their growth. Besides the risk of a transfer of AMR between the human and the animal sector, there is another yet largely overlooked sector in the One Health triad. Human-dominated ecosystems such as agricultural soils are a major sink for antibiotics and AMR originating from livestock farming. This review summarizes current knowledge on the prevalence of AMR at the interface of animal and agricultural production and discusses the potential implications for human health. Soil resistomes are augmented by the application of manure from treated livestock. Subsequent transfer of AMR into plant microbiomes may likely play a critical role in human exposure to antibiotic resistance in the environment. Based on the knowledge that is currently available we advocate that more attention should be paid to the role of environmental resistomes in the AMR crisis.
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Jadeja, N.B., Worrich, A. (2022):
From gut to mud: dissemination of antimicrobial resistance between animal and agricultural niches
Environ. Microbiol.