Pathogenic Microorganisms in Soil: An Old Problem in a New Perspective

Can J Comp Med. 1970 Apr;34(2):105-10.

Abstract

Early investigations on the survival of pathogenic bacteria in soil have been directed mainly to changes in the numbers of viable populations. More reliable techniques to assess the physiological, biochemical and pathogenic capabilities of such organisms are necessary to gain a better understanding of the nature of the diseases they cause and ultimately of the means to control them.

MeSH terms

  • Actinomyces / isolation & purification*
  • Actinomyces / pathogenicity
  • Clostridium / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium / pathogenicity
  • Fusobacterium / pathogenicity
  • Histoplasma / isolation & purification
  • Histoplasma / pathogenicity
  • Mycobacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Mycobacterium / pathogenicity
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification*
  • Streptococcus / pathogenicity