Application of phage typing to the identification of sources of groundwater contamination

Patricia A. Rusin, Norval A. Sinclair, Charles P Gerba, Melvin Gershman

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Abstract

Phage typing of Escherichia coli populations was used as a "fingerprinting" tool to identify the source(s) of fecal coliform contamination of a drinking water well, PW-12. Group discriminate analysis was used to evaluate the data and determine the relative distance of population centroids from the centroid of the PW-12 population. The phage typing patterns were compared to serological results and correlations noted. Phage typing patterns were shown to be stable following 32-days incubation of E. coli isolates in garden soil, tap water and neutralized tertiary effluent, with and without the presence of autochthonous flora.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-188
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Contaminant Hydrology
Volume11
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Bacteriophages
fecal coliform
garden
Groundwater
Contamination
flora
soil water
incubation
drinking water
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Escherichia coli
groundwater
Water wells
Drinking Water
Effluents
Soils
Water
analysis
contamination
water well

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Application of phage typing to the identification of sources of groundwater contamination. / Rusin, Patricia A.; Sinclair, Norval A.; Gerba, Charles P; Gershman, Melvin.

In: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, 1992, p. 173-188.

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Rusin, Patricia A. ; Sinclair, Norval A. ; Gerba, Charles P ; Gershman, Melvin. / Application of phage typing to the identification of sources of groundwater contamination. In: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 1992 ; Vol. 11, No. 1-2. pp. 173-188.
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