• Project No 4111
  • Project Name Developing quantitative faecal source tracking PCR assays targeting bacteria and mitochondria from host faeces
  • Lead Organisation SA Water
  • Research Lead Flinders University
  • Main Researcher Sarah Aucote
  • Completion Year 2017

Project Description

This study successfully developed a variety of specific qPCR assays for the characterisation of host faecal contamination.
The results supported the coupled use of mitochondrial markers with Bacteroides markers for microbial risk assessment for improved efficiency and accuracy.

Honours Thesis completed by Sarah Aucote in November 2017.