Latest Indicator bacteria Stories
According to the scientists report in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, E. coli that produce a particular toxin are able to fend off predators and survive longer in lake water than their more benign counterparts.
Ongoing research by Mercyhurst University biologists intended to expand and expedite testing for potential pathogens in beach water at Presque Isle State Park has resulted in a new method that delivers near real-time water quality results.
A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways.
UT professor finds concentrations of viruses and bacteria linked to human feces in community water sources in East Tennessee.
Unexpected research findings show resource managers and researchers may have to rethink how they determine if water will make people sick.
Beach sand often contains higher levels of E.coli and other fecal bacteria than water at the beach, U.S researchers said. The U.S. Geological Survey said research suggests beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to contaminated beach sand.
By Julia Scott PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- The sun-dappled waters of Pillar Point Harbor look bright and beautiful on a hot afternoon, but the bacteria that lies below the surface is as much of a mystery as where it's coming from.
By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Officials will continue to keep nearly four miles of beach closed following test results that showed elevated bacteria levels after a sewage spill earlier this week.
Here's a term you may start to hear more often: sand pollution. No one knows exactly what's causing it, but scientists do know that beaches often contain high levels of bacteria linked to the presence of harmful pathogens.
The same microbes that result in U.S. beach closures and health advisories when detected at unsafe levels in the ocean are also detected in the sand.