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  1. Correlation of bacterial indicator organisms with Salmonella spp., Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans in sea water.

    Article - En anglais

    The value of total coliforms, faecal coliforms and faecal streptococci in predicting the presence of Salmonella spp. and the numbers of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans in sewage polluted coastal water were assessed.

    All indicators had strong positive association with Salmonella and moderate positive correlations with Staph. aureus and C. albicans.

    Total coliforms correlated better with salmonellas and Staph. aureus than did the two faecal groups.

    Regression analysis revealed that total coliforms have a better value as predictors of the presence of Salmonella and Staph. aureus, while faecal coliforms are better predictors of C. albicans, in moderately polluted areas.

    The conclusion reached is that enumeration of total coliforms is sufficient to predict the presence of Salmonella spp. or Staph. aureus in sea water moderately affected by sewage pollution, without the additional measurement of faecal coliforms and faecal streptococci.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Eau mer, Pollution eau, Candida albicans, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Pathogène, Indicateur biologique, Coliforme, Prédiction, Analyse statistique, Contamination biologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Seawater, Water pollution, Candida albicans, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Pathogenic, Biological indicator, Coliforms, Prediction, Statistical analysis, Biological contamination

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0402468

    Code Inist : 002A05B15. Création : 25/01/1999.