Identification of a dog-specific bacteroides 16S rRNA genetic marker for the quantification of nonpoint source fecal pollution
Throughout history, human diseased have been caused by fecal pollution in water resouces, as many causitive agents are transferred via the oral/fecal route. The enumeration of fecal bacteria indicators are often used to estimate the pollution of water resources. The obligate anaerobe, Bacteroides, is one such fecal indicator organism that is commonly utilized. Previous research has indicated that fecal bacteria, such as Bacteroides, can coevolve with hosts. The biological phenomenon has lead to the ability to estimate quantities of nonpoint source fecal pollution. To identify sources of fecal ...
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