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Specifies a method for the detection and enumeration of F-specific ribonucleic acid bacteriophages. The sample is incubated with an appropriate host strain. Applicable to all kinds of water, sediments and sludges, even for shellfish extracts. The presence of F-specific RNA bacteriophages in a water sample indicates pollution by wastewater contaminated by human or animal faeces.


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  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 1995-08
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 11
  • :
    ISO/TC 147/SC 4
    Microbiological methods
  • 07.100.20
    Microbiology of water

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    ISO 10705-1:1995

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