Assessment of the marker value of various components of the coli-aerogenes group of Enterobacteriaceae and of a selection of Enterococcus spp. for the official monitoring of drinking water supplies.

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The traditional indicators Escherichia coli (in practice currently, though ecologically inaccurately, represented by 'thermotolerant coliforms' at 44 degrees C) and Enterococcus spp. proved to be suitable for the diagnosis of heavy and frequent faecal pollution observed in potentially dangerous waters, especially those originating from karstic aquifers. On… (More)

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