Linking non-culturable (qPCR) and culturable enterococci densities with hydrometeorological conditions.

Abstract

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) measurement of enterococci has been proposed as a rapid technique for assessment of beach water quality, but the response of qPCR results to environmental conditions has not been fully explored. Culture-based E. coli and enterococci have been used in empirical predictive models to characterize their responses to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.04.051

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