coliform bacteria


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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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Health experts around the world, including Washington State's Department of Health say that coliform bacterias in water do not cause ailments, but it could be a sign that other pathogens are present that if ingested, can lead to diarrhea, cholera, and other sicknesses.
There are two types of coliform bacteria: total coliforms and E.
Microbial Analysis: All water samples collected from either taps or filtration units in animal containing parks were declared contaminated with coliform bacteria thus accepted as unfit for drinking purposes.
class="MsoNormalAccording to World Health Organisation recommendations, potable water (that is safe to drink or use for food preparation without health risks) should not have coliform bacteria, faecal coliforms, E.
Coliform bacteria and staphylococcus were found at a "significantly higher prevalence" on towels from meat-eating households.
The annual water quality test will determine if the school's pipelines after the meter, containers, tank and faucets are free of coliform bacteria.
[5,16] The presence of coliform bacteria indicates the poor of product quality and bad handling.
A study of the houses of 22 families found that 75% of those cloths were contaminated with coliform bacteria, a family of bacteria that includesE.coli.
Agros spent four days without a direct water supply before being reconnected on Tuesday after water from Troodos was infected with coliform bacteria.
A group of researchers at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) while studying the level of minerals in jar and bottled water in the city found the coliform bacteria. According to experts, drinkable water should contain zero level of this harmful bacteria.
In long-ripened cheeses, a significantly higher (P < 0.001) level of total aerobic, psychrotrophic, lactic acid bacteria, Enterococcus spp., and yeasts was determined, as well as a significantly higher (P < 0.05) level of coliform bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae, than in the short-ripened cheeses (smoked and natural).
Heavy rain can wash coliform bacteria into the ocean near shellfish growing operations, prompting closures.