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
  • Peter J. Harris
  • Malcolm Woodbine

DOI: 10.1007/BF01373387

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


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.

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© Martinus Nijhoff 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Harris
    • 1
  • Malcolm Woodbine
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiological Unit, Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of NottinghamEnglish
  2. 2.Dept. of Soil Sciencethe UniversityReadingEngland

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