ANTIVERSA: Biodiversity and Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance can be spread via environmental sources, such as soils, surface waters or wastewater, and reintroduced into human or animal pathogenic bacteria via the food and feed chain. This spread of antibiotic resistance across ecosystem boundaries should be prevented or massively reduced. In the present project, it is examined whether a "healthy" natural environment with a high diversity of different bacterial and fungal species, i.e. a high biodiversity, represents a spread barrier for antibiotic resistances.