Occurrence of pepper mild mottle virus in drinking water sources in Japan.

  title={Occurrence of pepper mild mottle virus in drinking water sources in Japan.},
  author={Eiji Haramoto and Masaaki Kitajima and Naohiro Kishida and Yoshiaki Konno and Hiroyuki Katayama and Mari Asami and Michihiro Akiba},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={79 23},
Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) is a plant virus that has been recently proposed as a potential indicator of human fecal contamination of environmental waters; however, information on its geographical occurrence in surface water is still limited. We aimed to determine the seasonal and geographic occurrence of PMMoV in drinking water sources all over Japan. Between July 2008 and February 2011, 184 source water samples were collected from 30 drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs); viruses from… CONTINUE READING
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