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CAS professor publishes series on water pollution

TAMPA, Fla. -- A University of South Florida biology professor recently published a series of papers on the subject of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB), detecting sources of fecal pollution, and the response of contaminating bacteria to natural forces such as other microorganisms and sunlight that would clean the contaminating bacteria from the environment.

Valerie Harwood, Ph.D., co-authored the papers with the help of her graduate students both former and current. Harwood works in the Department of Integrative Biology and specializes in the study of fecal bacterial contamination of fresh and marine waters.

To learn more about her work you can follow the links below to read her papers.

Microbial Source Tracking Markers for Detection of Fecal Contamination in Environmental Waters: Relationships to Pathogens and Human Health Outcomes

The influence of predation and competition on the survival of commensal and pathogenic fecal bacteria in aquatic habitats

Differential decay of enterococci and Escherichia coli originating from two fecal pollution sources

Indigenous Microbiota and Habitat Influence Escherichia coli Survival More than Sunlight in Simulated Aquatic Habitats


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Author: James Hollingsworth