Frequency of MUG negative Escherichia coli in Kentucky groundwater samples

M. S. Coyne, J. C. Schuler

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MUG negative Escherichia coli are a small fraction (2.5%) of the total E. coli in Kentucky groundwater samples. It is unlikely that they alone will cause a significant potential to underestimate fecal contamination using MUG as the primary criterion for that assessment. An unresolved question is how effectively MUG-based, defined-substrate tests address false negative water samples containing MUG positive E. coli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Environmental Quality
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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