Frequency of MUG Negative Escherichia coli in Kentucky Groundwater Samples
- Mark S. Coyne * and
- Jan C. Schuler
MUG negative Escherichia coli are a small fraction (2.5%) of the total E. coli in Kentucky groundwater samples. It is unlikely that they alone will cause a significant potential to underestimate fecal contamination using MUG as the primary criterion for that assessment. An unresolved question is how effectively MUG-based, defined-substrate tests address false negative water samples containing MUG positive E. coli.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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