Modeling the effect of light and salinity on viable but non-culturable (VBNC) Enterococcus.

@article{Gin2013ModelingTE,
  title={Modeling the effect of light and salinity on viable but non-culturable (VBNC) Enterococcus.},
  author={Karina Yew-Hoong Gin and Shin Giek Goh},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={3315-28}
}
Enterococci have been recommended as suitable bacteria indicators for assessing the microbial quality of recreational waters. However, recent studies have shown that bacteria, including enterococci, are able to enter a viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state under environmentally stressed conditions, where they may remain undetected if culture-based methods are employed. To appreciate the extent of transformation of these cells in surface waters, a model Enterococcus organism, E. faecalis, was… CONTINUE READING