The effects of antibiotics on resistance evolution are well known, but the impact of microbial interactions on resistance in communities remains unclear. We show a correlation between the presence of bacterial predator Myxococcus xanthus in soil and the abundance of resistance. This is because the death of M. xanthus, an important aspect of M. xanthus lifecycle, releases diffusible growth inhibitory molecules in the environment. The presence of these molecules is responsible for the enrichment of resistance in natural soil communities. Our study reveals complex dynamics in resistance evolution, emphasizing the role of interspecies interactions in shaping resistance profiles.
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