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Influences of sample interference and interference controls on quantification of enterococci fecal indicator bacteria in surface water samples by the qPCR method
HAUGLAND, R. A., S. SIEFRING, J. Lavender, AND M. VARMA. Influences of sample interference and interference controls on quantification of enterococci fecal indicator bacteria in surface water samples by the qPCR method. WATER RESEARCH. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 46(18):5989-6001, (2012).
A quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method for the detection of entercocci fecal indicator bacteria has been shown to be generally applicable for the analysis of temperate fresh (Great Lakes) and marine coastal waters and for providing risk-based determinations of water quality at recreational beaches.
1) Develop and evaluate qPCR assays and test methods for the detection and quantification of genetic markers from indicator bacteria that are associated with human fecal waste and from two new groups of general fecal indicator bacteria (E. coli and Clostridia) that historically have been widely used or are favored in specific regions 2) Determine the occurrence and densities of genetic markers detected by new qPCR assays developed under objective 1 and compare with occurrence and densities of genetic markers detected by previously developed qPCR assays for enterococci and total Bacterioidalesin waste waters and fecal material from different animal sources. 3) Determine stability of fecal indicator bacteria target DNA sequences in freezer archived filter retentates of ambient surface water samples 4) Determine the densities of human and general fecal indicator markers in a wide range of surface and recreational waters including archived samples from previous NEEAR studies.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT DIVISION
MICROBIAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH BRANCH