Occurrence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in mining soil ecosystems
In the current study, using a high-throughput sequencing (HTS)-based metagenomic approach, we identified diverse ARG subtypes in a natural mining soil ecosystem, indicating that these environmental habitats are an important reservoir of ARGs. Using independent genome binning, we further demonstrated that metal(loid)-induced coselection facilitate the occurrence and dissemination of ARGs in this type of soil habitat. More importantly, we showed that a type III secretion system (T3SS), which may cause human infection, is present in the two assembly scaffolds. These tables were original data for the Figures in the maintext of this manuscript.