Microbial source tracking is a cost-efficient, scientifically reliable method for understanding what is directly responsible for the fecal pollution in an environment.
General fecal indicators are ineffective at discriminating between sources, leaving water resource managers uncertain of which actions are needed to mitigate and prevent future issues. This can delay proper abatement and lead to long and expensive remediation processes.
LuminUltra’s DNA-based microbial source tracking provides a set of methods to identify the specific sources of contamination. MST analyzes the genetic material present in fecal bacteria to determine the specific microorganisms present, and then compares that to a database of known microorganisms from a wide range of sources.
MST technology has been recognized by the EPA as an effective tool for fixing bacteria-related water pollution problems.
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