Cladophora (Chlorophyta) spp. harbor human bacterial pathogens in nearshore water of Lake Michigan.

@article{Ishii2006CladophoraS,
  title={Cladophora (Chlorophyta) spp. harbor human bacterial pathogens in nearshore water of Lake Michigan.},
  author={Satoshi Ishii and Tao Yan and Dawn A. Shively and Muruleedhara N. Byappanahalli and Richard L. Whitman and Michael J. Sadowsky},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={
          4545-53
        }
}
Cladophora glomerata, a macrophytic green alga, is commonly found in the Great Lakes, and significant accumulations occur along shorelines during the summer months. Recently, Cladophora has been shown to harbor high densities of the fecal indicator bacteria Escherichia coli and enterococci. Cladophora may also harbor human pathogens; however, until now, no studies to address this question have been performed. In the present study, we determined whether attached Cladophora, obtained from the… CONTINUE READING
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