Plant and Soil

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 167–171

Antibiotic resistance of soil bacteria

I. Antibiotic resistance of bacteria from rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils

Authors

  • Peter J. Harris
    • Microbiological Unit, Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Nottingham
  • Malcolm Woodbine
    • Microbiological Unit, Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Nottingham
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01373387

Cite this article as:
Harris, P.J. & Woodbine, M. Plant Soil (1967) 27: 167. doi:10.1007/BF01373387

Summary

A total of 560 bacterial isolates from four rhizosphere and eight non-rhizosphere soils were examined for resistance to 7 antibiotics. There were marked differences between the overall levels of antibiotic resistance found in the different soils. The rhizosphere populations were not consistently more antibiotic resistant than their corresponding non-rhizosphere soils.

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff 1967