Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Potential Pathogen Co-Occurrence at a Shellfish Growing Area

Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Potential Pathogen Co-Occurrence at a Shellfish Growing Area

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Leight, A. K., Crump, B. C., Hood, R. R. 2018. Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Potential Pathogen Co-Occurrence at a Shellfish Growing Area. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 384.

Analysis, Bacteria, Ecosystem, Estuary, Eutrophication, Habitat, Human health, Shellfish, Water quality, Field assessment, Aquatic community, Wildlife, Aquatic ecosystems, Pathogens, Fecal indicator bacteria, FIB

This study analyzed samples from a shellfish growing location in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (U.S.) to quantify bacteria, pathogen, and fecal indicator bacteria incidence and severity. The results indicate that specific bacterial groups are often ineffective estimators of pathogen presence in estuarine shellfish habitats.

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