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Molecular Detection of Anaerobic Bacteria as Indicator Species for Fecal Pollution in Water

This project will study a small, nutrient-rich, fecally-polluted   estuary, Tillamook Bay, Oregon, and its tributary rivers. The   objectives of this proposal are, first, to develop additional   markers from other biologically-important polluting species, such as   waterfowl. Second, we will identify the indicator strains or species   that are host-specific. Finally, we will make the indicator system   quantitative, to allow estimation of both the amount of total   pollution in the water, and the proportions of different sources of   fecal pollution.    This research will result in an indicator system for fecal pollution   which can be used in wetlands, estuaries, streams, and lakes. It   will allow managers to distinguish the sources of fecal pollution in   water, leading to better management practices to maintain ecosystem   integrity and reduce the risk to human health.    (wastewater); (bacteria); (risk assessment); (water quality);   (sewage treatment); (coliforms); (coliform; (anaerobic bacteria);  (microbial indicators); (water treatment); (fecal pollution);   (microbial source tracking); (MST); (bacterial source tracking);   (BST)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Cellular
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Human Health
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
  • Annex 17

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