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Open Access Detection and Occurrence of Indicator Organisms and Pathogens

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This review summarizes the literature published in 2012 pertaining to the occurrence and detection of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and pathogens. It is organized into the following sections: i) methods for the detection and quantification of waterborne fecal indicators and pathogens including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), isothermal amplification, label-free methods, microarrays, immunoassay-based methods, microfluidic-based methods, and advances in sample processing and concentration at the limit of detection (LOD), ii) microbial source tracking (MST) using both genotypic and phenotypic-based methods, iii) environmental occurrence, persistence, and transport of fecal indicators and pathogens.

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Keywords: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSISTENCE; FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA; ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION; LABEL-FREE; MICROBIAL SOURCE TRACKING; MICROFLUIDICS; PCR; WATERSHEDS; WETLANDS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2013-10-01

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