Published: Jan 1977
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This paper presents current knowledge regarding the potential of the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans to serve as an indicator of health hazards associated with the use of natural waters. In lieu of defined procedures for the specific detection of the organism from natural habitats, the discussion emphasizes what is known concerning distribution of the yeast in nature and possible sources for subsequent occurrence in water. The necessity is stressed for the development of selective media to allow comparative quantitative and qualitative assessment of yeast densities, particularly in recreation waters.
bacteria, water quality, yeasts, health hazards, recreational waters, survival, selective media
Associate professor, Biological Sciences,