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APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Sept. 2011, p. 6715–6717; doi:10.1128/AEM.02995-10
Manure from cattle fed distillers’ grain or corn diets was applied to fields, and the fields were subjected to rainfall simulation tests. Manure was added at three rates on till and no-till plots. Correlations between microbial transport and runoff characteristics were identified. Results indicate that diet affects phage but not bacterial transport from manure-amended fields.