Differential decay of human faecal Bacteroides in marine and freshwater.

  title={Differential decay of human faecal Bacteroides in marine and freshwater.},
  author={Hyatt C Green and Orin C. Shanks and Mano Sivaganesan and Richard A. Haugland and Katharine G. Field},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={13 12},
Genetic markers from Bacteroides and other faecal bacteria are being tested for inclusion in regulations to quantify aquatic faecal contamination and estimate public health risk. For the method to be used quantitatively across environments, persistence and decay of markers must be understood. We measured concentrations of contaminant molecular markers targeting Enterococcus and Bacteroides spp. in marine and freshwater microcosms spiked with human sewage and exposed to either sunlight or dark… CONTINUE READING

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