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Developing a Microbial Source Tracking Database to Determine Host Origin in Nonpoint Source Pollution of Kentucky Watersheds

The objectives of this study were to 1) develop a microbial source   tracking (MST) database using antibiotic resistance analysis (ARA)   and ribotyping (RT) techniques for potential indicators of human,   cattle, horse, swine, poultry, ducks, geese, and domestic animals,   2) determine the sensitivity of the database to changes in source   storage with time, and 3) determine the influence of watershed   location on the discrimination of the database based on stream order.    (microbial source tracking); (MST); (bacterial source tracking);   (BST); (Kentucky); (database)

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Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Resource Being Monitored
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems

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