A Microbial Signature Approach to Identify Fecal Pollution in the Waters Off an Urbanized Coast of Lake Michigan

@article{Newton2013AMS,
  title={A Microbial Signature Approach to Identify Fecal Pollution in the Waters Off an Urbanized Coast of Lake Michigan},
  author={Ryan J Newton and Melinda J. Bootsma and Hilary G. Morrison and Mitchell L. Sogin and Sandra L. McLellan},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={65},
  pages={1011-1023}
}
Urban coasts receive watershed drainage from ecosystems that include highly developed lands with sewer and stormwater infrastructure. In these complex ecosystems, coastal waters are often contaminated with fecal pollution, where multiple delivery mechanisms that often contain multiple fecal sources make it difficult to mitigate the pollution. Here, we exploit bacterial community sequencing of the V6 and V6V4 hypervariable regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene to identify bacterial… CONTINUE READING