n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Die ensiemologie en sitotoksiese effek van patogeniese heterotrofiese bakterieë in onbehandelde drinkwater : referaatopsomming

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173



Heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria are harmless, but may pose a health hazard. HPC bacteria were isolated from borehole water. The water exceeded the safety standard: 165k, 36k 10.5k CFU/mL. Three isolates were haemolytic, cytotoxic and survived the exposure to gastric fluids when compared to a control. Immuno-compromised individuals are at risk when consuming untreated water.

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