Antibiotic resistance can occur naturally in soil bacteria

Researchers first need to determine realistic target for reducing antibiotic resistance in agricultural settings.

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal activity.

Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are investigating agriculture-related antibiotic resistance and developing solutions to address food safety, animal production and protection and the environment. Part of their efforts involves looking at antibiotic resistance in soils.

Microbiologist Lisa Du

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