Table 3.

Fecal coliform concentrations and presence ofBifidobacterium and Bacteroides-Prevotellahost-specific markers in water samples collected from Tillamook Bay, Oreg., and three of its tributaries

Sample typeDate collected (mo/day/yr)Fecal coliform concn (CFU/100 ml)Presence ofa:
BifidobacteriummarkersBacteroides-Prevotella markers
142-152 bp313 bp453 bp119 bp222 bp276 bp227 bp
River12/12/972++NDND++
River12/12/976+
River5/17/98120NDND+
River10/30/9836++++
River mouth10/30/98112+++
Estuary10/30/9835+
Estuary10/30/9857+++
Estuary mouth10/30/980+
  • a +, peak detected in the LH-PCR or T-RFLP analysis; −, no peak detected; ND, no data.