Long-term manure exposure increases soil bacterial community potential for plasmid uptake

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  • Sanin Musovic
  • Uli Klümper
  • Arnaud Dechesne
  • Magid, Jakob
  • Barth F. Smets

Microbial communities derived from soils subject to different agronomic treatments were challenged with three broad host range plasmids, RP4, pIPO2tet and pRO101, via solid surface filter matings to assess their permissiveness. Approximately 1 in 10000 soil bacterial cells could receive and maintain the plasmids. The community permissiveness increased up to 100% in communities derived from manured soil. While the plasmid transfer frequency was significantly influenced by both the type of plasmid and the agronomic treatment, the diversity of the transconjugal pools was purely plasmid dependent and was dominated by β- and γ-Proteobacteria.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Microbiology Reports
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Special Issue: Microbial Community Ecology

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