Terracumulation

The concentration of antibiotics in various soil layers is termed “terracumulation” .  Terracumulation will occur if an antibiotic is deposited in the soil at a rate that exceeds its rate of degradation.

 Source: http://amrls.cvm.msu.edu/veterinary…/a.-veterinary-antibiotics-in-soil

 

 Rooklidge SJ. 2004. Environmental antimicrobial contamination from terracumulation and diffuse pollution pathways. Sci. Total Environ. 325:1-13.

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