SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1977

The Fecal Coliform


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.

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Dufour, AP
Marine Field Station of the Health Effects Research Laboratory, West Kingston, R. I.
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Developed by Committee: D19
Pages: 48–58
DOI: 10.1520/STP34817S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4707-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0288-0