Survival and persistence of nonspore-forming biothreat agents in water.

@article{Gilbert2012SurvivalAP,
  title={Survival and persistence of nonspore-forming biothreat agents in water.},
  author={Sarah E Gilbert and Laura J. Rose},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={189-94}
}
AIMS To determine whether nonspore-forming biothreat agents can survive and persist in potable water that does not contain a disinfectant. METHODS AND RESULTS  Autoclaved, de-chlorinated Atlanta municipal water was inoculated with eight isolates of bacterial biothreat agents (10⁶ CFU ml⁻¹). The inoculated water samples were incubated at 5, 8 (Francisella tularensis only) or 25°C and assayed for viability by culture and by the presence of metabolic activity as measured by esterase activity… CONTINUE READING

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