STP635

    Escherichia coli: The Fecal Coliform

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    The use of Escherichia coli as an indicator of fecal pollution and the significance of its presence in surface waters was reviewed. A minidefinition which identifies this organism at least 95 percent of the time was proposed. Membrane filtration and most probable number methods for the enumeration of E. coli were discussed.

    Keywords:

    bacteria, water, coliform bacteria, fecal pollution indicator, fecal coliform, enumeration techniques


    Author Information:

    Dufour, AP
    Microbiologist, Marine Field Station of the Health Effects Research Laboratory, West Kingston, R. I.


    Paper ID: STP34817S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34817S


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