Date

Fall 11-26-2019

Document Type

Honors Project

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Dr. James Church

Second Advisor

Dr. Vincent Kling

Abstract

In this experiment, water samples were collected from the Pennypack and Wissahickon Creeks as part of an exploratory study on the presence of microbes, particularly Escherichia coli, in urban streams. Contamination by E. coli may indicate that a creek is polluted and suffering from urban stream syndrome. E. coli was found in both creeks, likely due to their locations near a sewage treatment facility and a farm.

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