Use of Microarrays and QPCR/RT-QPCR for Characterization of Viral Populations within Water Supplies Affected By Agricultural Activities Grant uri icon



  • We will develop and validate a microarray-based assay for screening agriculturally impacted waters for simultaneous detection of >1,500 viruses and bacteria. Water samples from a watershed potentially impacted by a dairy will be examined. This effort will result in development of a protocol to characterize viral populations in agriculturally impacted waters and addresses USDA's FY 2008 Program Priority to understand the sources, fate, and transport of pathogens, with an emphasis on E. coli and enteric viruses.

date/time interval

  • August 15, 2008 - August 14, 2011

sponsor award ID

  • IDA00802-CG