Mussel Immune Responses As Indicators Of Fecal Pollution
Share This:
                           

About The Author

Fernanda is a research scientist at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Escola de Engenharia Industrial Metalúrgica de Volta Redonda.

                       

Mussel Immune Responses As Indicators Of Fecal Pollution

Marine coastal areas worldwide are impacted by effluent discharges, especially close to big cities, receiving a wide range of pollutants and high microbial diversity. In order to assess bathing conditions and public health safety, Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) can be monitored in water bodies to indicate fecal contamination and the occurrence of other pathogenic bacteria. FIB inhabit the gastrointestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals, including humans. They are released in large numbers in feces, survive for long periods in the environment,...

Read more