Accession Number : AD0734341

Title :   Rapid Tests for Pathogens in Water Supplies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Nov 70-30 Jun 71,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Kenard,Rae P. ; Greifer,Bernard ; Valentine,Ralph S.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Data are presented on the relationship between bacteria and homologous bacteriophage in various natural waters. The development of a field kit for rapid detection of S. typhimurium, Sh. flexneri and E. coli is described. A procedure is given for quantitative estimation of E. coli population based upon detection of E. coli phage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BACTERIA, DETECTION), (*WATER SUPPLIES, TEST EQUIPMENT), WATER POLLUTION, IDENTIFICATION, BACTERIOPHAGES, SALMONELLA, SHIGELLA FLEXNERI, ESCHERICHIA COLI, TEST METHODS, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE