ESRM sample was not cataloged

Southdown Park

I chose this area because it is an area that pesticides are heavily used and is regularly serviced. The site was damp at the time of collection because of the rains the weekend prior. The site is at the edge of the park before a ditch and the northbound feter road off of Hwy 288.

Atish Sanghavi UH Spring 2020 (29.616,-95.713)

This location was chosen based on the fact that it was a farmland and active farming is done here in this 288 acre plot land. The location is openland across all the sides. The sample was collected from Houston outskirts, precisely from Richmond. The land soil was moist and had a dark texture. It almost looked as if new fresh batch of cultivation was seen. The location had just one Harlem road connecting it to the city. It was mostly quiet with few to none population around. The closest residential place from the location is 8 miles.There was no water body seen around.

Husain Motiwala Sp2020 Mon UH

This sample was taken at near the water-front at River Terrace Park in Channelview. This park is located off of Old River, which empties into the Buffalo Bayou. The numerous chemical plants near this location could provide a source of organophosphate pollutants, therefore being a potential location for organophosphate degrading micobes. 

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