The potential for beach sand to serve as a reservoir for Escherichia coli and the physical influences on cell die-off.

@article{Beversdorf2007ThePF,
  title={The potential for beach sand to serve as a reservoir for Escherichia coli and the physical influences on cell die-off.},
  author={Lucas Beversdorf and Susan Bornstein-Forst and Sandra L. McLellan},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={
          1372-81
        }
}
AIMS The Escherichia coli burden at a Great Lakes urban beach was evaluated during the summer months to determine if sand served as a reservoir for E. coli, and if there was evidence of cell replication in situ. Field and laboratory studies investigated the effects of moisture, temperature and UV on E. coli densities in the sand. METHODS AND RESULTS Sand samples (n = 481) were collected across three distinct transects of the beach, the top, a middle streamline, and the berm, over 15 sample… CONTINUE READING
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