6. Microbial Source Tracking

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch6

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Microbial Source Tracking, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470630334

Online ISBN: 9780470901243



  • microbial source tracking (MST);
  • MST, and clonal population structure of bacteria - microorganisms on basis of their phenotypic or genotypic fingerprints;
  • polyomaviruses, small double-stranded DNA viruses - 40- to 50-nm icosahedral capsid


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Microbial Source Tracking

  • Approaches Used in Microbial Source Tracking

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading