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VALIDATION OF TESTING METHODS FOR THE DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI 0157:H7,SALMONELLA SPP."TITLE CONTINUED IN AGREEMENT"

Investigators
Sharma, Vijay
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2012
End date
2013
Objective
The objective of this study is to evaluate TMECC and EPA pathogen detection methods in order to accurately determine the presence of populations of E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, non-pathogenic E. coli, and fecal coliforms in ¿point of sale¿ composts collected from commercial operations across the United States. Correlations between the presence of pathogens and several physico-chemical parameters (moisture, water activity, electrical conductivity, soluble carbon, pH, and carbon:nitrogen ratios) will be investigated.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1245-32420-005-35R
Accession number
422562
Categories
Escherichia coli
Salmonella
Predictive Microbiology