Tracking Source of Microbial Contamination at the Beach

Tracking Source of Microbial Contamination at the Beach

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“Leaving such a bag on the beach will result in preserved excrement, protected from the elements for years by a bag which could take a long time to break down…” Photo source: ©© Tuija

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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. The technique described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks…

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