Comparison of coliforms and coliphages as tools for assessment of viral contamination in river water.

@article{Skraber2004ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of coliforms and coliphages as tools for assessment of viral contamination in river water.},
  author={Sylvain Skraber and Beno{\^i}t Gassilloud and C Gantzer},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={3644-9}
}
The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of pathogenic viruses in the Moselle River and to compare the usefulness of thermotolerant coliforms and somatic coliphages as tools for river water quality assessment in terms of viral contamination. Thermotolerant coliforms and somatic coliphages were enumerated by standardized methods in 170 samples of… CONTINUE READING