EPA Study

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EPA Gulf of Mexico Alliance MST Study

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Biological Sciences


The overarching goal of this study is to identify useful method(s) for detecting human sewage pollution in Gulf of Mexico waters and to produce protocols that are readily transferable across laboratories (standard operating procedures), such that these microbial source tracking methods can be used by laboratories across the Gulf of Mexico states. This project is a collaborative effort among several universities, including the University of South Florida, University of West Florida and University of Southern Mississippi (co‐principal investigators) as well as Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University at El Paso and Nicholls State University (collaborators).