Research Advancement of Eco-toxicity of Tetracycline Antibiotics
ZHANG Hao1, LUO Yi1, ZHOU Qi-xing1,2 (1.Key Laboratory of Pollution Process and Environmental Criteria at Ministry of Education, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University,Tianjin 300071,China; 2.Key Laboratory of Terrestrial Ecological Process, Institute of Applied Ecology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China)
Tetracycline antibiotics are a kind of antibiotics which has been extensively used in most countries. Its residues in environment bring to a potential hazard. In this review, the application situation and pollution level of tetracycline antibiotics all over the world were introduced, the eco-toxicity of tetracycline antibiotics on microorganisms, plants, animals and soil organisms were discussed respectively combined with the latest research findings and the eco-toxicity at community level, individual level, cellular level and molecular level were summarized. Finally, reasons for the lagging behind in the research on eco-toxicity in soil were analyzed and the future developments in the field of eco-toxicity of tetracycline antibiotics were prospected.