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Marine heterotrophic bacteria as indicators in the quality assessment of coastal waters: introducing the "apparent bacterial concentration" approach
- Sbrilli, G., Cruscanti, M., Bucci, M., Gaggi, C., Bacci, E.
- Environmental toxicology and chemistry 1997 v.16 no.2 pp. 135-139
- bacteria, coastal water, culture media, filters, luminescence, sewage, water quality
- A simplified fingerprint, obtained by counting the colonies of luminescent and nonluminescent bacteria developing on filters plated on a solid culture medium, was applied to obtain an indication of coastal water quality. Results from a reference area and three polluted sites (essentially by urban sewage) and their variations during the year are reported. A tentative characterization of the "clean" and polluted sites is made.