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.
Status: PublishedPublication date: 1995-08
Edition: 1Number of pages: 11
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 147/SC 4 Microbiological methods
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