Methods for Determining the Viability and Infectivity of Cryptosporidium Oocysts and Giardia Cysts

  1. Franca Palumbo1,
  2. Giuliano Ziglio2 and
  3. André van der Beken3
  1. John Edward O'Grady and
  2. Huw Vaughan Smith

Published Online: 22 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470511107.ch12

Water Quality Measurements Series: Detection Methods for Algae, Protozoa and Helminths in Fresh and Drinking Water

Water Quality Measurements Series: Detection Methods for Algae, Protozoa and Helminths in Fresh and Drinking Water

How to Cite

O'Grady, J. E. and Smith, H. V. (2002) Methods for Determining the Viability and Infectivity of Cryptosporidium Oocysts and Giardia Cysts, in Water Quality Measurements Series: Detection Methods for Algae, Protozoa and Helminths in Fresh and Drinking Water (eds F. Palumbo, G. Ziglio and A. van der Beken), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470511107.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Azienda Mediterranea Gas e Acqua S.p.A., Genoa, Italy

  2. 2

    Università di Trento, Italy

  3. 3

    Techware, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471899891

Online ISBN: 9780470511107

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Keywords:

  • Cryptosporidium oocysts;
  • Giardia cysts;
  • viability;
  • infectivity;
  • in vitro excystation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Viability

  • Infectivity

  • Conclusions