Distribution of enteric bacteria by means of gis and detection of Escherichia coli with uida gene in Kapıdağ Peninsula of Marmara sea

Nüket Sivri, Michael J. Allen, Mark Jones, Dursun Z. Seker, Turgay Durmus, Muharrem Balci, Neslihan Balkis

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Abstract

Present study consists the incidence of enteric bacteria in the Kapıdağ Peninsula. Nine sampling stations were selected and taken seasonally from 2011-2012. Presence of Escherichia coli was noted at all stations, except K1 and K6, throughout the sampling period irrespective of season. K1 and K6 stations (utilised as public beaches during the summer months) and depths below 30m displayed distinct genetic profile suggestive of diverse community of enteric bacteria other than E. coli. Analysis of uidA gene showed temporal and spatial genetic homogeneity in these E. coli populations. Ability to characterize E. coli communities might not only facilitate the mitigation of fecal pollution on Kapıdağ Peninsula, but also address the impact of environmental disturbances and seasonal and spatial variation on pathogen indicators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1501
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
Volume47
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Bibliographical note

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Funding

The authors would like to thank the Research Fund of Istanbul University for supporting the research projectUDP-17861andFYO-2016-3735.Thismanuscript was presented at the 13th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment, MykonosIsland,Greece,3rdto8thofJuly,2016.

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Istanbul Üniversitesi

    Keywords

    • E. Coli
    • Enteric bacteria
    • Kapıdağ Peninsula
    • Marmara Sea
    • Turkey
    • UidA

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