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A new medium for the enumeration and subculture of bacteria from potable water
Results from parallel studies with spread, membrane filter, and pour plate procedures showed that R2A medium yielded significantly higher bacterial counts than did plate count agar, and the magnitude of the count was inversely proportional to the incubation temperature.
Microbial source tracking: state of the science.
This review provides an outline of the main methods that either have been used or have been suggested for use in microbial source tracking and some of the limitations associated with those methods.
Heterotrophic plate count bacteria--what is their significance in drinking water?
Heterotrophic plate count methodology in the United States.
  • D. Reasoner
  • Medicine
    International journal of food microbiology
  • 1 May 2004
The Necessity of Controlling Bacterial Populations in Potable Waters: Community Water Supply
The waters in some of the community water-supply systems in the US often contain a myriad of microorganisms that carry past the disinfection barrier. Although the majority of those that survive and
Occurrence of high-level aminoglycoside resistance in environmental isolates of enterococci
High-level resistance to aminoglycosides was observed in environmental isolates of enterococci. Various aquatic habitats, including agricultural runoff, creeks, rivers, wastewater, and wells, were
Rapid seven-hour fecal coliform test
The 7-h FC test was found to be suitable for the examination of surface waters and unchlorinated sewage and could serve as an emergency test for detection of sewage or fecal contamination of potable water.
Evaluation and simplification of the assimilable organic carbon nutrient bioassay for bacterial growth in drinking water
A sampling design that emphasizes replication of the highest experimental level, individual batch cultures, is the most efficacious way to reduce the total variance associated with the AOC bioassay.