The microbiological quality of water: the nature of the problem

Jones, J.G. (1997) The microbiological quality of water: the nature of the problem. In: Sutcliffe, D.W. (ed.) The microbiological quality of water. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 1-10. (FBA Special Publications,5)

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Improvements in methods for the detection and enumeration of microbes in water, particularly the application of techniques of molecular biology, have highlighted shortcomings in the ”standard methods” for assessing water quality. Higher expectations from the consumer and increased publicity associated with pollution incidents can lead to an uncoupling of the cycle which links methodological development with standard-setting and legislation. The new methodology has also highlighted problems within the water cycle, related to the introduction, growth and metabolism of microbes. A greater understanding of the true diversity of the microbial community and the ability to transmit genetic information within aquatic systems ensures that the subject of this symposium and volume provides an ideal forum to discuss the problems encountered by both researcher and practitioner.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: The microbiological quality of water: the nature of the problem
Personal Creator/Author:
Jones, J.G.
Title of Book: The microbiological quality of water
Sutcliffe, D.W.
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Special Publications
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 1-10
Date: 1997
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
ISBN: 0-900386-57-6
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water quality; Microbiology; Microorganisms; Hydrologic cycle; Methodology; Bacteria; Bacterial counters; Public health; Microbial contamination; Primary production; Fungi; Cryptosporidium
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5315
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 12:57
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:06
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