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Treating cattle with antibiotics affects greenhouse gas emissions, and microbiota in dung and dung beetles

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Antibiotics are routinely used to improve livestock health and growth. However, this practice may have unintended environmental impacts mediated by interactions among the wide range of micro- and macroorganisms found in agroecosystems. For example, antibiotics may alter microbial emissions of greenhouse gases by affecting livestock gut microbiota. Furthermore, antibiotics may affect the microbiota of non-target animals that rely on dung, such as dung beetles, and the ecosystem services they p...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2016.0150

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Academy of Finland
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138346
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National Science Foundation
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DEB-0953331
1144083
Publisher:
Royal Society
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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
283
Issue:
1831
Pages:
20160150
Publication date:
2016-05-25
Acceptance date:
2016-04-29
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1471-2954
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0962-8452
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2016-05-28

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