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coliform bacteria

[′kä·lə‚fȯrm bak′tir·ē·ə]
(microbiology)
Colon bacilli, or forms which resemble or are related to them.
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Use fecal coliform samples collected when the shellfish growing areas are open for harvest.
With EPA approval, our FabGuard filters have raised the bar in removing coliform bacteria from our valuable waterways.
A survey of ice machines in hospitals reported a coliform prevalence of 69% (Wilson, Hogg, & Barr, 1997).
We are proud that our Chromocult Coliform Agar is the only culture medium to meet the more stringent ISO 9308-1 requirements.
The presence of coliform is a key indicator that bacteria may be in the water.
Comparison of membrane filtration and multiple-tube fermentation by the Colilert and Enterolert methods for detection of waterborne coliform bacteria, Escherichia coli, and enterococci used in drinking and bathing water quality monitoring in southern Sweden.
According to an announcement from the Department of Public Works, the Fay Mountain Water Tank tested positive for coliform bacteria and repeated sampling was conducted.
Also, However, if the food is entirely processed the risk of coliforms is negligible," he said.
The coliform bacteria known to be found in human faeces and sewage, was traced by Chinese authorities in November.
Mats Lindblad, a microbiologist at the Swedish National Food Agency, said that coliform bacteria "could be an indication of faecal contamination, though not always".
Coliform bacteria in water are a marker for fecal contamination, which can cause gastroenteritis.