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The use of Bacteroides Genetic Markers to Identify Microbial Sources in Natural Water

Abstract Water quality in surface water is frequently degraded by fecal contamination from human and animal sources, imposing negative implications for recreational water use and public safety. For this reason it is critical to identify the source of fecal contamination in bodies of water in order to take proper corrective actions for controlling fecal pollution. Bacteroides genetic markers have been widely used to differentiate human from other sources of fecal bacteria in water. The results of this study indicate that many assays currently used to detect human-specific Bacteroides produce false positive results in the presence of freshwater fish. To further characterize Bacteroides from fish and human, the fecal samples were cultured, speciated, a... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Kabiri, Leila (Author) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Bingham, Scott (Committee member) / Rock, Channah (Committee member) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Mclain, Jean (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Microbiology / Bacteroides / Fish / Genetic Markers / Sequencing / Source Tracking / Tool Box
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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