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Integron prevalence and diversity in manured soil

By K. G. Byrne-Bailey, William H. Gaze, Lihong Zhang, Paul Kay, Alistair B.A. Boxall, P. M. Hawkey and E. M. H. Wellington


Integron abundance and diversity were studied in soil amended with pig slurry. Real-time PCR illustrated a significant increase in class 1 integron prevalence post slurry-application with increased prevalence still evident at 10 months post-application. Culture dependent data revealed 10 genera, including putative human pathogens, carrying class 1 and 2 integrons

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Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2011
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