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Effects of Florfenicol Stress on 16S rDNA Sequence Diversity of Soil Phosphorus Solubilizing Bacteria

Effects of Florfenicol Stress on 16S rDNA Sequence Diversity of Soil Phosphorus Solubilizing Bacteria

Songruo Tao1, Cuiyi Liao1, Jinju Peng1, Yuexia Ding1,* and Yi Ma1,2,*

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Coastal Agricultural Sciences, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, China
2Maoming Branch, Guangdong Laboratory for Lingnan Modern Agriculture, Maoming, 525000, China
* Corresponding author:,


Florfenicol has a significant therapeutic effect on animal bacterial diseases, most of metabolites enter the soil in the form of metabolites in feces or urine and pollute environment. Soil ecological model was established by experiment to investigate the effects of florfenicol residues in soil on 16S rDNA sequence diversity of phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria. Five different concentrations of florfenicol (0 mg·kg-1, 0.1 mg·kg-1, 1 mg·kg-1, 10 mg·kg-1 and 100 mg·kg-1) were used to collect soil samples on the 7 d, 21 d and 49 d after dosing. The effects of florfenicol on 16S rDNA sequence diversity of soil phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria were determined by amplifed ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR) method. The results showed that the number of Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) types decreased with the increase of florfenicol concentration, and the percentage of OTUs number to bacteria were the lowest at 100 mg·kg-1 florfenicol concentration after 21d treating, which was 8.33%. The phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria were amplified by ERIC-PCR after 21d treating, the fingerprint type of ERIC-PCR decreased with the increase of drug concentration, and the diversity index of the drug group was significantly lower than that of the blank control group. This indicated that florfenicol had an effect on the dominance, richness and evenness of soil phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria community.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 55, Iss. 3, Pages 1003-1500


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