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Table 2 Prevalence of V. parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae and V. vulnificus in nontraditional irrigation water samples processed using culture methods with two different types of enrichment media

From: Coupled DNA-labeling and sequencing approach enables the detection of viable-but-non-culturable Vibrio spp. in irrigation water sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Number of Samples (%) Positive for Vibrio spp.
Sampling sites V. parahaemolyticus V. cholerae V. vulnificus
APW EPW APW EPW APW EPW
Reclaimed water (n = 8) 1 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 0
Tidal brackish water (n = 8) 3 (37.5%) 2 (25%) 6 (50%) 3 (37.5%) 0 0
Nontidal freshwater (n = 6) 0 0 0 1 (16.67%) 0 0
Pond water (n = 8) 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. APW Alkaline peptone water enrichment. EPW Estuarine peptone water enrichment