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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of encapsulated Escherichia coli isolated from blooms in two Australian lakes

Power, Michelle L.; Littlefield-Wyer, Jane; Gordon, David; Veal, Duncan; Slade, Martin

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Escherichia coli has long been used as an indicator organism for water quality assessment. Recently there has been an accumulation of evidence that suggests some strains of this organism are able to proliferate in the environment, a characteristic that would detract from its utility as an indicator of faecal pollution. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of E. coli isolated from blooms in two Australian lakes, separated by a distance of approximately 200 km, identified that the blooms...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78386
Source: Environmental Microbiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00729.x

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