Table 5.

Microbial parameters of seawater samples

Sample no.PCR resultaConcn of fecal coliformsb
HAdHAVEV
1+++16,875
2++13,800
3+++11,400
4+24,540
5430
6+220
7++330
8++160
9100
  • a Results obtained by nested PCR analysis of 50 ml of seawater for the analysis of adenovirus and 25 ml of sample for the analysis of enterovirus or HAV by the modified concentration method described by Sinton et al. (21). HAd, human adenovirus; EV, enterovirus.

  • b Results expressed as CFU/100 ml.