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Contamination of water resources by pathogenic bacteria
AMB Express
  • Pramod K. Pandey, University of California, Davis
  • Philip H. Kass, University of California, Davis
  • Michelle L. Soupir, Iowa State University
  • Sagor Biswas, University of California, Davis
  • Vijay P. Singh, Texas A&M University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2014
DOI
10.1186/s13568-014-0051-x
Abstract
Water-borne pathogen contamination in water resources and related diseases are a major water quality concern throughout the world. Increasing interest in controlling water-borne pathogens in water resources evidenced by a large number of recent publications clearly attests to the need for studies that synthesize knowledge from multiple fields covering comparative aspects of pathogen contamination, and unify them in a single place in order to present and address the problem as a whole. Providing a broader perceptive of pathogen contamination in freshwater (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, groundwater) and saline water (estuaries and coastal waters) resources, this review paper attempts to develop the first comprehensive single source of existing information on pathogen contamination in multiple types of water resources. In addition, a comprehensive discussion describes the challenges associated with using indicator organisms. Potential impacts of water resources development on pathogen contamination as well as challenges that lie ahead for addressing pathogen contamination are also discussed.
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This article is from AMB Express 4 (2014): 51, doi:10.1186/s13568-014-0051-x. Posted with permission.

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Pramod K. Pandey, Philip H. Kass, Michelle L. Soupir, Sagor Biswas, et al.. "Contamination of water resources by pathogenic bacteria" AMB Express Vol. 4 (2014) p. 51
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_soupir/15/