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Oxytetracycline, copper, and zinc effects on nitrification processes and microbial activity in two soil types

Tang, Quan; Xia, Longlong 1; Ti, Chaopu; Zhou, Wei; Fountain, Luke; Shan, Jun; Yan, Xiaoyuan
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The distribution, fate, and effects of antibiotics and heavy metal residues in agricultural soil caused by long‐term application of organic fertilizers are of increasing concern. However, the ecotoxic effects of the interaction between antibiotics and heavy metals vary with the physicochemical properties of the soil, and it is still unclear how these substances interact with soil microbial functions. A short‐term microcosm experiment was conducted to investigate effects of the typical antibiotic oxytetracycline (OTC) with heavy metals (zinc [Zn] and copper [Cu]) alone or in combination on nitrification process and soil microbial activity in two different types of soil (FQ: sandy loam soil and NB: clay loamy soil). Results indicated that soil types influenced the toxic effects of antibiotics and heavy metals. Zn and Cu alone and when combined with OTC inhibited and retarded nitrification processes and reduced nitrous oxide emissions, which were mainly attributed to the inhibitory effects on ammonia‐oxidizing microorganisms. Moreover, Zn and Cu alone or combined with OTC increased soil respiration, but decreased the abundances of bacteria and fungi. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000124431
Veröffentlicht am 11.12.2020
DOI: 10.1002/fes3.248
Zitationen: 18
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Zitationen: 15
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2048-3694, 2048-3694
KITopen-ID: 1000124431
HGF-Programm 12.02.01 (POF III, LK 01) Effects of land use and climate change
Erschienen in Food and Energy Security
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 9
Heft 4
Seiten Art. Nr.: e248
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 12.09.2020
Schlagwörter ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms, antibiotics, heavy metals, microbial activity, nitrification, nitrous oxide
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