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Fecal source tracking and eDNA profiling in an urban creek following an extreme rain event.

Staley ZR, Chuong JD, Hill SJ, Grabuski J, Shokralla S, Hajibabaei M, Edge TA.

Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 26;8(1):14390. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32680-z.


Microbial Source Tracking Using Quantitative and Digital PCR To Identify Sources of Fecal Contamination in Stormwater, River Water, and Beach Water in a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

Staley ZR, Boyd RJ, Shum P, Edge TA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Oct 1;84(20). pii: e01634-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01634-18. Print 2018 Oct 15.


Global Distribution of Human-Associated Fecal Genetic Markers in Reference Samples from Six Continents.

Mayer RE, Reischer GH, Ixenmaier SK, Derx J, Blaschke AP, Ebdon JE, Linke R, Egle L, Ahmed W, Blanch AR, Byamukama D, Savill M, Mushi D, Cristóbal HA, Edge TA, Schade MA, Aslan A, Brooks YM, Sommer R, Masago Y, Sato MI, Taylor HD, Rose JB, Wuertz S, Shanks OC, Piringer H, Mach RL, Savio D, Zessner M, Farnleitner AH.

Environ Sci Technol. 2018 May 1;52(9):5076-5084. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04438. Epub 2018 Apr 16.


Evaluation of methods to sample fecal indicator bacteria in foreshore sand and pore water at freshwater beaches.

Vogel LJ, Edge TA, O'Carroll DM, Solo-Gabriele HM, Kushnir CSE, Robinson CE.

Water Res. 2017 Sep 15;121:204-212. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.05.021. Epub 2017 May 9.


Towards a more accurate quantitative assessment of seasonal Cryptosporidium infection risks in surface waters using species and genotype information.

Lapen DR, Schmidt PJ, Thomas JL, Edge TA, Flemming C, Keithlin J, Neumann N, Pollari F, Ruecker N, Simhon A, Topp E, Wilkes G, Pintar KDM.

Water Res. 2016 Nov 15;105:625-637. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.08.023. Epub 2016 Aug 13.


An evaluation of logic regression-based biomarker discovery across multiple intergenic regions for predicting host specificity in Escherichia coli.

Zhi S, Li Q, Yasui Y, Banting G, Edge TA, Topp E, McAllister TA, Neumann NF.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Oct;103:133-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.016. Epub 2016 Jul 16.


Evidence of Naturalized Stress-Tolerant Strains of Escherichia coli in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Zhi S, Banting G, Li Q, Edge TA, Topp E, Sokurenko M, Scott C, Braithwaite S, Ruecker NJ, Yasui Y, McAllister T, Chui L, Neumann NF.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Aug 30;82(18):5505-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00143-16. Print 2016 Sep 15.


Release of Escherichia coli from Foreshore Sand and Pore Water during Intensified Wave Conditions at a Recreational Beach.

Vogel LJ, O'Carroll DM, Edge TA, Robinson CE.

Environ Sci Technol. 2016 Jun 7;50(11):5676-84. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00707. Epub 2016 May 16.


Comparison of the occurrence and survival of fecal indicator bacteria in recreational sand between urban beach, playground and sandbox settings in Toronto, Ontario.

Staley ZR, Robinson C, Edge TA.

Sci Total Environ. 2016 Jan 15;541:520-527. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.088. Epub 2015 Sep 29.


The distribution of Salmonella enterica serovars and subtypes in surface water from five agricultural regions across Canada.

Jokinen CC, Koot J, Cole L, Desruisseau A, Edge TA, Khan IU, Koning W, Lapen DR, Pintar KD, Reid-Smith R, Thomas JL, Topp E, Wang LY, Wilkes G, Ziebell K, van Bochove E, Gannon VP.

Water Res. 2015 Jun 1;76:120-31. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.02.038. Epub 2015 Mar 3.


Microbes in Beach Sands: Integrating Environment, Ecology and Public Health.

Whitman R, Harwood VJ, Edge TA, Nevers M, Byappanahalli M, Vijayavel K, Brandão J, Sadowsky MJ, Alm EW, Crowe A, Ferguson D, Ge Z, Halliday E, Kinzelman J, Kleinheinz G, Przybyla-Kelly K, Staley C, Staley Z, Solo-Gabriele HM.

Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol. 2014 Sep 1;13(3):329-368.


A national investigation of the prevalence and diversity of thermophilic Campylobacter species in agricultural watersheds in Canada.

Khan IU, Gannon V, Jokinen CC, Kent R, Koning W, Lapen DR, Medeiros D, Miller J, Neumann NF, Phillips R, Schreier H, Topp E, van Bochove E, Wilkes G, Edge TA.

Water Res. 2014 Sep 15;61:243-52. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.05.027. Epub 2014 May 28.


Long-term monitoring of waterborne pathogens and microbial source tracking markers in paired agricultural watersheds under controlled and conventional tile drainage management.

Wilkes G, Brassard J, Edge TA, Gannon V, Gottschall N, Jokinen CC, Jones TH, Khan IU, Marti R, Sunohara MD, Topp E, Lapen DR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Jun;80(12):3708-20. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00254-14. Epub 2014 Apr 11.


Comparison of two poultry litter qPCR assays targeting the 16S rRNA gene of Brevibacterium sp.

Ryu H, Elk M, Khan IU, Harwood VJ, Molina M, Edge TA, Domingo JS.

Water Res. 2014 Jan 1;48:613-21. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.10.015. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Effect of incubation temperature on the detection of thermophilic campylobacter species from freshwater beaches, nearby wastewater effluents, and bird fecal droppings.

Khan IU, Hill S, Nowak E, Edge TA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Dec;79(24):7639-45. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02324-13. Epub 2013 Sep 27.


Bacteria, viruses, and parasites in an intermittent stream protected from and exposed to pasturing cattle: prevalence, densities, and quantitative microbial risk assessment.

Wilkes G, Brassard J, Edge TA, Gannon V, Jokinen CC, Jones TH, Neumann N, Pintar KD, Ruecker N, Schmidt PJ, Sunohara M, Topp E, Lapen DR.

Water Res. 2013 Oct 15;47(16):6244-57. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.07.041. Epub 2013 Aug 6.


Coherence among different microbial source tracking markers in a small agricultural stream with or without livestock exclusion practices.

Wilkes G, Brassard J, Edge TA, Gannon V, Jokinen CC, Jones TH, Marti R, Neumann NF, Ruecker NJ, Sunohara M, Topp E, Lapen DR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Oct;79(20):6207-19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01626-13. Epub 2013 Aug 2.


Occurrence of waterborne pathogens and Escherichia coli at offshore drinking water intakes in lake Ontario.

Edge TA, Khan IU, Bouchard R, Guo J, Hill S, Locas A, Moore L, Neumann N, Nowak E, Payment P, Yang R, Yerubandi R, Watson S.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Oct;79(19):5799-813. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00870-13. Epub 2013 Jul 8.


A Canadian application of one health: integration of Salmonella data from various Canadian surveillance programs (2005-2010).

Parmley EJ, Pintar K, Majowicz S, Avery B, Cook A, Jokinen C, Gannon V, Lapen DR, Topp E, Edge TA, Gilmour M, Pollari F, Reid-Smith R, Irwin R.

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2013 Sep;10(9):747-56. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2012.1438. Epub 2013 Jun 20. Review.


Identification of the origin of faecal contamination in estuarine oysters using Bacteroidales and F-specific RNA bacteriophage markers.

Mieszkin S, Caprais MP, Le Mennec C, Le Goff M, Edge TA, Gourmelon M.

J Appl Microbiol. 2013 Sep;115(3):897-907. doi: 10.1111/jam.12260. Epub 2013 Jun 14.


Spatiotemporal analysis of Cryptosporidium species/genotypes and relationships with other zoonotic pathogens in surface water from mixed-use watersheds.

Wilkes G, Ruecker NJ, Neumann NF, Gannon VP, Jokinen C, Sunohara M, Topp E, Pintar KD, Edge TA, Lapen DR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jan;79(2):434-48. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01924-12. Epub 2012 Nov 2.


The detection of Cryptosporidium and the resolution of mixtures of species and genotypes from water.

Ruecker NJ, Matsune JC, Lapen DR, Topp E, Edge TA, Neumann NF.

Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Apr;15:3-9. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2012.09.009. Epub 2012 Oct 23.


Molecular and phylogenetic approaches for assessing sources of Cryptosporidium contamination in water.

Ruecker NJ, Matsune JC, Wilkes G, Lapen DR, Topp E, Edge TA, Sensen CW, Xiao L, Neumann NF.

Water Res. 2012 Oct 15;46(16):5135-50. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.06.045. Epub 2012 Jul 10.


Impact of riparian zone protection from cattle on nutrient, bacteria, F-coliphage, and loading of an intermittent stream.

Sunohara MD, Topp E, Wilkes G, Gottschall N, Neumann N, Ruecker N, Jones TH, Edge TA, Marti R, Lapen DR.

J Environ Qual. 2012 Jul-Aug;41(4):1301-14. doi: 10.2134/jeq2011.0407.


Comparison of gull feces-specific assays targeting the 16S rRNA genes of Catellicoccus marimammalium and Streptococcus spp.

Ryu H, Griffith JF, Khan IU, Hill S, Edge TA, Toledo-Hernandez C, Gonzalez-Nieves J, Santo Domingo J.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Mar;78(6):1909-16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07192-11. Epub 2012 Jan 6.


Spatial and temporal drivers of zoonotic pathogen contamination of an agricultural watershed.

Jokinen CC, Edge TA, Koning W, Laing CR, Lapen DR, Miller J, Mutschall S, Scott A, Taboada EN, Thomas JE, Topp E, Wilkes G, Gannon VP.

J Environ Qual. 2012 Jan-Feb;41(1):242-52. doi: 10.2134/jeq2011.0203.


Investigation of an Escherichia coli environmental benchmark for waterborne pathogens in agricultural watersheds in Canada.

Edge TA, El-Shaarawi A, Gannon V, Jokinen C, Kent R, Khan IU, Koning W, Lapen D, Miller J, Neumann N, Phillips R, Robertson W, Schreier H, Scott A, Shtepani I, Topp E, Wilkes G, van Bochove E.

J Environ Qual. 2012 Jan-Feb;41(1):21-30. doi: 10.2134/jeq2010.0253.


Phenotypic diversity caused by differential RpoS activity among environmental Escherichia coli isolates.

Chiang SM, Dong T, Edge TA, Schellhorn HE.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Nov;77(22):7915-23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.05274-11. Epub 2011 Sep 23.


Intergenic sequence comparison of Escherichia coli isolates reveals lifestyle adaptations but not host specificity.

White AP, Sibley KA, Sibley CD, Wasmuth JD, Schaefer R, Surette MG, Edge TA, Neumann NF.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Nov;77(21):7620-32. doi: 10.1128/AEM.05909-11. Epub 2011 Sep 9.


Associations among pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and environmental and land use factors in multiple mixed-use watersheds.

Wilkes G, Edge TA, Gannon VP, Jokinen C, Lyautey E, Neumann NF, Ruecker N, Scott A, Sunohara M, Topp E, Lapen DR.

Water Res. 2011 Nov 15;45(18):5807-25. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.06.021. Epub 2011 Jun 26.


Application of leftover sample material from waterborne protozoa monitoring for the molecular detection of Bacteroidales and fecal source tracking markers.

Ryu H, Tran H, Ware MW, Iker B, Griffin S, Egorov A, Edge TA, Newmann N, Villegas EN, Domingo JW.

J Microbiol Methods. 2011 Sep;86(3):337-43. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.06.001. Epub 2011 Jun 13.


Distribution and potential significance of a gull fecal marker in urban coastal and riverine areas of southern Ontario, Canada.

Lu J, Ryu H, Hill S, Schoen M, Ashbolt N, Edge TA, Domingo JS.

Water Res. 2011 Jul;45(13):3960-8. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.05.003. Epub 2011 May 13.


Molecular subtypes of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella enterica, and Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolated from faecal and surface water samples in the Oldman River watershed, Alberta, Canada.

Jokinen C, Edge TA, Ho S, Koning W, Laing C, Mauro W, Medeiros D, Miller J, Robertson W, Taboada E, Thomas JE, Topp E, Ziebell K, Gannon VP.

Water Res. 2011 Jan;45(3):1247-57. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.10.001.


Optimization and validation of rep-PCR genotypic libraries for microbial source tracking of environmental Escherichia coli isolates.

Lyautey E, Lu Z, Lapen DR, Berkers TE, Edge TA, Topp E.

Can J Microbiol. 2010 Jan;56(1):8-17. doi: 10.1139/w09-113.


Distribution and diversity of Escherichia coli populations in the South Nation River drainage basin, eastern Ontario, Canada.

Lyautey E, Lu Z, Lapen DR, Wilkes G, Scott A, Berkers T, Edge TA, Topp E.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Mar;76(5):1486-96. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02288-09. Epub 2009 Dec 28.


A methods comparison for the isolation and detection of thermophilic Campylobacter in agricultural watersheds.

Khan IU, Gannon V, Loughborough A, Jokinen C, Kent R, Koning W, Lapen DR, Medeiros D, Miller J, Neumann N, Phillips R, Robertson W, Schreier H, Topp E, van Bochove E, Edge TA.

J Microbiol Methods. 2009 Dec;79(3):307-13. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2009.09.024. Epub 2009 Oct 6.


Faecal indicator bacteria enumeration in beach sand: a comparison study of extraction methods in medium to coarse sands.

Boehm AB, Griffith J, McGee C, Edge TA, Solo-Gabriele HM, Whitman R, Cao Y, Getrich M, Jay JA, Ferguson D, Goodwin KD, Lee CM, Madison M, Weisberg SB.

J Appl Microbiol. 2009 Nov;107(5):1740-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04440.x. Epub 2009 Jun 5.


Microbial diversity and host-specific sequences of Canada goose feces.

Lu J, Santo Domingo JW, Hill S, Edge TA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Sep;75(18):5919-26. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00462-09. Epub 2009 Jul 24.


DNA-based real-time detection and quantification of aeromonads from fresh water beaches on Lake Ontario.

Khan IU, Loughborough A, Edge TA.

J Water Health. 2009 Jun;7(2):312-23. doi: 10.2166/wh.2009.041.


Characterization of formulated microbial products by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, total cellular fatty acid analysis, and DNA microarray analysis.

Nowak E, Brousseau R, Garrett J, Masson L, Maynard C, Trevors JT, Edge TA.

Can J Microbiol. 2008 May;54(5):380-90. doi: 10.1139/w08-015.


Experience with the antibiotic resistance analysis and DNA fingerprinting in tracking faecal pollution at two lake beaches.

Edge TA, Hill S, Stinson G, Seto P, Marsalek J.

Water Sci Technol. 2007;56(11):51-8.


Characteristics and frequency of detection of fecal Listeria monocytogenes shed by livestock, wildlife, and humans.

Lyautey E, Hartmann A, Pagotto F, Tyler K, Lapen DR, Wilkes G, Piveteau P, Rieu A, Robertson WJ, Medeiros DT, Edge TA, Gannon V, Topp E.

Can J Microbiol. 2007 Oct;53(10):1158-67.


Quo vadis source tracking? Towards a strategic framework for environmental monitoring of fecal pollution.

Santo Domingo JW, Bambic DG, Edge TA, Wuertz S.

Water Res. 2007 Aug;41(16):3539-52. Epub 2007 Jun 6. Review.


Distribution and characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from surface waters of the South Nation River watershed, Ontario, Canada.

Lyautey E, Lapen DR, Wilkes G, McCleary K, Pagotto F, Tyler K, Hartmann A, Piveteau P, Rieu A, Robertson WJ, Medeiros DT, Edge TA, Gannon V, Topp E.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Sep;73(17):5401-10. Epub 2007 Jul 13.


Development of a rapid quantitative PCR assay for direct detection and quantification of culturable and non-culturable Escherichia coli from agriculture watersheds.

Khan IU, Gannon V, Kent R, Koning W, Lapen DR, Miller J, Neumann N, Phillips R, Robertson W, Topp E, van Bochove E, Edge TA.

J Microbiol Methods. 2007 Jun;69(3):480-8. Epub 2007 Mar 12.


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