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coliform bacteria

coliform bacteria A group of aerobic, lactose‐fermenting bacteria, of which Escherichia coli is the most important member. Most coliforms are not harmful, but since they arise from faeces, they are useful as a test of faecal contamination, and particularly as a test for water pollution. Some strains of E. coli produce toxins, or are otherwise pathogenic, and are associated with food poisoning.

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coliform bacteria

coliform bacteria A group of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that are found in the vertebrate gastrointestinal tract; their presence in water is an indicator of faecal pollution. They obtain their energy by aerobic respiration or fermentation; some of them can ferment lactose. Well-known coliform bacteria include Escherichia coli and Salmonella.

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coliform bacteria

coliform bacteria (kol-i-form) pl. n. a group of Gram-negative rodlike bacteria that are normally found in the gastrointestinal tract and ferment the sugar lactose. It includes the genera Enterobacter, Escherichia, and Klebsiella.

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coliform count

coliform count A count made of the numbers of coliform bacteria present as part of most standard analyses of water intended for potable use. The number of organisms present is normally expressed per 100 ml of water.

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coliform count

coliform count A count made of the numbers of coliform bacteria present as part of most standard analyses of water intended for potable use. The number of organisms present is normally expressed per 100ml of water.

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