Survival of Escherichia coli in oligotrophic waters
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Survival of Escherichia coli in oligotrophic waters by Donald L. Johnstone

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Published by Environmental Engineering Research Section, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dept. of Bacteriology and Public Health, Washington State University in Pullman .
Written in English


  • Water -- Pollution.,
  • Bacteriology.

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Edition Notes

Literature cited: l. 63-66.

Statementprincipal investigator: Donald L. Johnstone; co-investigation: A. Mark Kubinski.
SeriesCircular -- 51., Circular (Washington State University. College of Engineering) -- 51.
ContributionsKubinski, A. Mark.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 66 l.
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14714269M

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