Performance, design, and analysis in microbial source tracking studies.

  title={Performance, design, and analysis in microbial source tracking studies.},
  author={Donald M. Stoeckel and Valerie J. Harwood},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={73 8},
Microbial source tracking (MST) includes a group of methodologies that are aimed at identifying, and in some cases quantifying, the dominant source(s) of fecal contamination in resource waters, including drinking, ground, recreational, and wildlife habitat waters. MST methods can be grouped into two major types. Library-dependent methods are culture based and rely on isolate-by-isolate typing of bacteria cultured from various fecal sources and from water samples These isolates are matched to… CONTINUE READING

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