Tracking Bacterial Pollution Sources in Great Bay Estuary Watershed 2004

The NH Department of Environmental Services and the UNH Jackson Estuarine Lab/Center for Marine Biology completed a study in 2004 investigating pollution sources in the New Hampshire estuarine and coastal waters using a microbial source tracking (MST) techniques called ribotyping.  The method allows researchers to identify bacteria pollution by source category such as agriculture, wildlife, human or pet by comparing the genetic information found in the bacteria of polluted water with the genetic information in the ribotyping library.  For the final report of this study, visit:

Great Bay MST

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