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Physical and biological factors influencing environmental sources of fecal indicator bacteria in surface water

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Edited by:
Michael J. Sadowsky, Richard L. Whitman

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Abstract

This paper describes the environmental populations of faecal indicator bacteria, and the processes by which these populations become nonpoint sources and influence nearshore water quality. The different possible sources of these indicator bacteria are presented. These include groundwater, springs and seeps, aquatic sediments, beach sand, birds, Cladophora and plant wrack. Also discussed are the environmental factors (moisture, sunlight, temperature and salinity) influencing their survival.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Physical and biological factors influencing environmental sources of fecal indicator bacteria in surface water
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
24 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
The fecal bacteria
First page:
111
Last page:
134