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coliphage

[′kä·lə‚fāj]
(virology)
Any bacteriophage able to infect Escherichia coli.
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Hatch, "Survival of T3 coliphage in varied extracellular environments," Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol.
Tissue distribution of a coliphages and Escherichia coli in mussels after contamination and depuration.
Enumeration of Escherichia coli and somatic coliphages from polluted sewage pipe, by filtering the water samples through 0.02 [micro]m pore-size filters, stained with SYBR Green was done by (22).
coli, Enterococcus, and coliphages in private wells and suggests fecal contamination of household drinking water supplies and the need for precautionary measures to protect residents' public health.
Concurrently, measurements of water temperature (T), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), total suspended solids (TSS), SO4-2, Cl-, total and free chlorine (Cl2), turbidity, pHnative coliphages (NC) and total (TC) and fecal coliforms (FC) were conducted.
We analyzed coliphages using the double agar layer (DAL) method or enrichment method as described in U.S.
Samples were evaluated for levels of fecal contamination by using fecal coliforms and somatic coliphages. Fecal coliforms were enumerated by membrane filter procedures.