Serological typing and chlorine resistance of cyanophages isolated from wastewater

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James Lee Stanley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Cannon

Abstract: No viral monitoring systems currently exist in our wastewater treatment facilities. The assays are impractical in treatment plant laboratories because of their cost and complexity. In addition it is difficult to isolate animal viruses from large volumes of water. However, cyanophages, the virus of blue-green algae, can serve as indicators of the presence of animal viruses. Cyanophages are ubiquitous in wastewater throughout the year. Both cyanophage LPP-1 and LPP-2 are more resistant to chlorine disinfection than are coliform bacteria and enteric animal viruses from human feces. The detection and assaying materials for cyanophages are reliable, inexpensive, and practical for the laboratories of wastewater reclamation facilities. By the utilization of cyanophages as pollution indicators; viral and bacterial, a more reliable method is available to monitor the disinfection processes in sewage treatment.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
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