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dc.contributor.authorRodgers, Karen
dc.contributor.authorHartel, Peter G.
dc.contributor.authorKuntz, Robin L.
dc.contributor.authorGodfrey, Dominique G.
dc.contributor.authorSegars, William I.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-19T17:11:48Z
dc.date.available2013-07-19T17:11:48Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.isbn0935835083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48479
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractA waste stabilization pond was suspected of causing fecal contamination to Holt Branch, a tributary of Juniper Creek, near Byron, Georgia. We used ribotyping, a genotypic (DNA-based) bacterial source tracking (BST) method, to match Enterococcus faecalis isolates from Holt Branch and the waste stabilization pond. Fecal enterococci in the effluent from the waste stabilization pond averaged 13,863 colony-forming units (CFU) per 100 mL, and numbers of fecal enterococci from Holt Branch averaged 3,290 CFU per 100 mL. The 17 Ent. faecalis isolates from the Holt Branch yielded 4 ribotypes, and the 41 isolates obtained from the waste stabilization pond yielded 9 ribotypes. All four ribotypes from Holt Branch matched the ribotypes from the waste stabilization pond at a 100% similarity index, which suggested that the waste stabilization pond was the source of fecal contamination to Holt Branch. This is the first use of Ent. faecalis for BST.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2003. Poster Sessionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWaste stabilization ponden_US
dc.subjectFecal contaminationen_US
dc.subjectWater contaminationen_US
dc.subjectBacterial source trackingen_US
dc.titleField-Testing Enterococcus Faecalis for Bacterial Source Trackingen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US
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