Microbial Source Tracking

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Last Updated: 05 May 2022

Microbial source tracking is a term used for the procedure of recognizing the source of fecal contamination in the environment. Mitigating the source and determining of fecal contamination to a certain waterbody is made complex by the truth that traditional steps of fecal microorganisms focus are not host-specific. Microbial source tracking strategies are based on the concept that numerous warm-blooded animal intestinal systems have different selective pressures triggered by distinctions such as diet and physiology that choose for specific intestine microbial populations. MST tries to use the special microbial populations by host animal via determining some one-of-a-kind genetic or phenotypic trait.

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