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mousebird

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coly

(kō`lē), common name for small, slender birds, comprising six species in the single genus Colius of the family Coliidae. They resemble mice in their soft, hairlike body feathers, typically gray or brown in color, and their habit of creeping and scurrying about on trees and bushes. They are versatile acrobats, and can feed in any position, often hanging upside down. Their long, stiff tails, which are more than twice the body length, crested heads, and strong, curved claws give them a resemblance to the woodpeckers, whom they also resemble in their tree-climbing adaptation. Unlike the woodpeckers, however, mousebirds are further aided in climbing by a reversible outer toe. They have stubby, finchlike bills, and feed on a diet of berries and fruit. Mousebirds are gregarious and are found in bands of 20 to 30 throughout the orchard and brush country of sub-Saharan Africa. The birds lay from two to seven eggs per clutch, either plain cream or white, and speckled with brown, in nests ranging from shallow cups of fibrous material (such as those built by the blue-naped mousebird, C. macrourus) to twig and root, leaf-lined platforms. Nesting duties are perfomed by both parents. The young hatch in two weeks, after which they are fed partially digested, regurgitated food. Mousebirds are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Coliiformes, family Coliidae.
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A legislação anterior--Portaria no 451 de 1997, que foi revogada pela RDC no 12/01, englobava adicionalmente a pesquisa de coliformes a 45[degré]C e bolores e leveduras, atualmente não-exigida (Brasil, 1998a; 2001).
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coli ou coliformes termotolerantes, ou quando o numero de coliformes totais e ou enterococos e ou Pseudomonas aeruginosa e ou clostridios sulfito redutores ou Clostridium perfringens for maior que o limite estabelecido para a amostra indicativa.
Levando-se em conta que esse microrganismo inibe o crescimento dos coliformes, temos que estar alerta quanto a sua presenca em aguas de consumo humano (GUILHERME et al.
Ja os coliformes fecais, do ponto de vista sanitario, funcionam como indicadores capazes de evidenciar maior probabilidade de que o alimento tenha entrado em contato com material de origem fecal, indicando, com maior precisao, a possivel presenca de patogenos entericos (NOVAK; ALMEIDA, 2002; LUND et al.
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After putting the resin in the raw water, start the filtration pump, flamb the support surface of the filtration as well as the porous plate (by opening the tap to suck the flame), let cool, then take a membrane with asterile grip and put it in Petri's box at T=37[degrees]C for 24 h of incubation in ENDO and TSI medium to confirm the presence of Coliformes