QALY

quality adjusted life-year

QSAR

quantitative structure-activity relationship


RFD

reference dose

RFLP

(PCR) restriction fragment length polymorphism

RNA

ribonucleic acid

rRNA

ribosomal RNA


SAB

Science Advisory Board (EPA)

SAR

structure-activity relationship

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

SDWIS

Safe Drinking Water Information System

SIX

Shiga toxin


TCID

tissue culture infectious dose

TIGR

Institute for Genomic Research


UCM

unregulatored contaminant monitoring

UCMR

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (Rule)

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


VAR

virulence-activity relationship

VFAR

virulence-factor activity relationship


WMG

“Waterborne Microbial Genomics” project



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