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- Shanks, Orin C.; Kekty, Catherine A.; Peed, Lindsay; Sivaganesan, Mano; Mooney, Thomas; Jenkins, Michael
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2014 v.80 pp. 1588-1594
- Enterococcus; Escherichia coli; animal age; bacteria; calves; cows; diet; feces; genetic markers; nonpoint source pollution; parturition; pathogens; polymerase chain reaction; surface water; water pollution; water quality; weaning
- ... Calves (= 226 kg body mass) make up about 16% of the current bovine population in the United States and can excrete high levels of human pathogens. We describe the density and distribution of genetic markers from 11 PCR- and real-time quantitative PCR-based assays including CF128, CF193, Bac2, Bac3, CowM2, CowM3, GenBac3, Entero1, EC23S857, CampF2, and ttr-6 commonly used to help assess ambient su ...
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