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Open Access Detection and Occurrence of Indicator Organisms and Pathogens

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This review summarizes key studies published in 2011 related to the detection and occurrence of fecal indicators and pathogens. The first section is a summary of the key findings and developments in detection methods for fecal indicators using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), microarrays, label-free detection methods, isothermal amplification methods, immunoassays, microfluidics, and also advances in sample processing. The second section focuses on key studies in microbial source tracking (MST) and includes genotypic and phenotypic methods. The third section deals with studies on the occurrence, persistence and transport of conventional and alternative indicators.

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Keywords: FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA (FIB); LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION (LAMP); MICROBIAL SOURCE TRACKING (MST); MICROFLUIDICS; PCR; WATERSHED

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2012-10-01

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