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Microbiologia. 1997 Dec;13(4):413-26.

Microbiological quality of natural waters.

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Dpto. de Microbiología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, España.


Several aspects of the microbiological quality of natural waters, especially recreational waters, have been reviewed. The importance of the water as a vehicle and/or a reservoir of human pathogenic microorganisms is also discussed. In addition, the concepts, types and techniques of microbial indicator and index microorganisms are established. The most important differences between faecal streptococci and enterococci have been discussed, defining the concept and species included. In addition, we have revised the main alternative indicators used to measure the water quality.

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