Quantitative PCR-based detection of pathogenic Leptospira in Hawai'ian coastal streams.

@article{Viau2011QuantitativePD,
  title={Quantitative PCR-based detection of pathogenic Leptospira in Hawai'ian coastal streams.},
  author={Emily Jan Viau and Alexandria B Boehm},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          637-46
        }
}
Pathogenic Leptospira, the causative agents of leptospirosis, are mainly associated with tropical freshwaters, but little is known about their fate in the environment. This study analyzed the distribution of pathogenic Leptospira genomes in 22 tropical coastal streams using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Statistical analyses were conducted to understand pathogenic Leptospira associations with water quality parameters, land use, microbial source tracking (MST) markers, and fecal… CONTINUE READING

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