We analyzed the samples to quantify the antibiotic residues, to investigate the (antibiotic-resistant) bacterial shifts and to quantify antibiotic resistance genes. In addition, commercially available leek was also investigated for the presence of antibiotic residues.
Antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in manure, soil and plants and the potential exposure of humans
Main research questionWhich antibiotic resistant bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes and antibiotic residues can be found in ground water, surface water, waste water, marine water such as the North Sea inclusive of harbors, and in aquaculture?
We wish to find local soilborne bacteria and funghi that are able to form nodules on soybean plants. We expect that these local microorganisms are better adapted to the environmental conditions than the currently available commercial products.
Can you make plants more drought-resistant by exposing their tissues to specific soil bacteria in the lab? Plant scientists have long known that they can use this "bacterial breeding" to alter a plant's root characteristics.