Mycobacteria in water and loose deposits of drinking water distribution systems in Finland.

  title={Mycobacteria in water and loose deposits of drinking water distribution systems in Finland.},
  author={Eila Torvinen and Sini Suomalainen and Markku J. Lehtola and Ilkka T. Miettinen and Outi Zacheus and Lars Paul{\'i}n and M Katila and Pertti J. Martikainen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={70 4},
Drinking water distribution systems were analyzed for viable counts of mycobacteria by sampling water from waterworks and in different parts of the systems. In addition, loose deposits collected during mechanical cleaning of the main pipelines were similarly analyzed. The study covered 16 systems at eight localities in Finland. In an experimental study, mycobacterial colonization of biofilms on polyvinyl chloride tubes in a system was studied. The isolation frequency of mycobacteria increased… CONTINUE READING
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