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Review and Critique of Current Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Techniques

Publication number Date Published
11-03-038November 2011
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Author(s) Sargeant, D., W. Kammin, and S. Collyard
Description Microbial source tracking (MST) is a set of techniques used to determine the sources of fecal indicator bacteria in the environment. MST techniques attempt to determine whether fecal bacteria are being introduced into waterbodies through human, wildlife, or domestic animal sources. The purpose of this document is to describe some of the common MST techniques and to provide a discussion of the pros and cons of the techniques. This document also provides a discussion of quality assurance issues and the future direction for MST quality assurance.
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Keywords tracking, water, Ecology

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