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- Stachler, Elyse; Akyon, Benay; de Carvalho, Nathalia Aquino; Ference, Christian; Bibby, Kyle
- Environmental science & technology 2018 v.52 no.13 pp. 7505-7512
- quantitative polymerase chain reaction; public health; humans; monitoring; indicator species; sewage; Polyomaviridae; Enterococcus; pathogens; streams; watersheds; pollution; coliphages; rain; genetic markers; Escherichia coli
- ... Environmental waters are monitored for fecal pollution to protect public health. Many previously developed human-specific fecal pollution indicators lack adequate sensitivity to be reliably detected in environmental waters or do not correlate well with viral pathogens. Recently, two novel human sewage-associated source tracking qPCR markers were developed based on the bacteriophage crAssphage, CPQ ...