A group of bacteria predominantly inhabiting the intestines of man or animals, but also found in soil. While harmless themselves, coliform bacteria are commonly used as indicators of the possible presence of pathogenic organisms.
Routine water testing for coliform bacteria is used as an indicator of animal or human fecal contamination. Positive results may indicate the presence of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites (present in surface waters only) in the water.
Class of bacteria normally found in gastrointestinal systems of humans and other animals. Coliform bacteria can invade the prostate where they cause the most common type of prostate infection.
A group of bacteria used as an indicator of sanitary quality in water. Exposure to these organisms in drinking water causes diseases such as cholera.
Bacteria that live in the intestines (including the colon) of humans and other animals; used as a measure of the presence of feces in water or soil.
Bacteria from the intestinal tract of warmblooded animals. Presence is considered indicative of fecal contamination.
a group of bacteria originating from animal (including human) intestines and used as an indicator of the sanitary quality of water
A group of bacteria predominantly inhabiting the intestines of humans or other warm-blooded animals, but also occasionally found elsewhere. Used as an indicator of human fecal contamination.
A group of bacteria primarily found in human and animal intestines and wastes. These bacteria are widely used as indicator organisms to show the presence of such wastes in water and the possible presence of pathogenic (disease-producing) bacteria. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the fecal coliform bacteria widely used for this purpose.
Indicates contamination from an unsanitary condition such as septic waste or surface water entering the water supply. Health effects include gastrointestinal illness, cryptosporidium and giardia lamblia.
Bacteria that serve as indicators of pollution and pathogens when found in water. These are usually found in the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals.
bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, that live in the human intestine in huge numbers. The abundance of coliform bacteria in water is a good indicator of how much human feces has recently entered the water. ioxins: a group of more than two hundred related compounds that are extremely toxic, by-products of certain industrial chemical processes and incomplete incineration of chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds. Also generated by bush fires, volcanoes and vehicle emissions. cology: the study of how organisms (plants and animals) interact with each other and their environment.
A group of aerobic and anaerobic gram negative bacteria associated with faeces of warm blooded animals used as an indicator of water quality relating to sewage contamination.
See Fecal coliform bacteria.
a group of bacteria predominaantly inhabiting the intestines of humans or animals but occasionaly found elsewhere. The presence of this bacteria in water is used as an indication of fecal contamination. (contamination by human or animal waste)
A group of bacteria predominantly inhabiting the intestines of man or animal, but also found in soil. It includes all aerobic and facultative anaerobic, gram-negative, non-spore-forming bacilli that ferment lactose with production of gas. This group of “total” coliforms includes Escherichia coli, which is considered the
a group of bacteria that mostly inhabits the intestinal tract of humans and animals, but also found in soil. While harmless in themselves, coliform bacteria are used as indicators of the possible presence of pathogenic organisms. List of Glossary Terms
nonpathogenic microorganisms used in testing water to indicate the presence of pathogenic bacteria.
A group of bacteria predomi-nantly inhabiting the intestines of humans or otherwarm-blooded animals, but also occasionally foundelsewhere. Used as an indicator of human fecalcontamination. Conventional onsite system: A wastewater treat-ment system consisting of a septic tank and subsur-face wastewater infiltration system.
a group of bacteria found in cold and warm blooded animal intestines commonly used as indicators of pathogens.
Bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, commonly found in the intestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals. In sanitary bacteriology, these organisms are defined as all aerobic and facultative anaerobic, gram-negative, nonspore-forming, rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose with gas and acid formation within 48 hours at 95° Fahrenheit (35° Celsius).
Members of the genus enterobacteriaceae; described as gram negative, nonsporing facultative rods that ferment lactose with gas formation within 48 hr @ 35oC. Used as indicator organisms in water and some foods. Table of Contents Terms & Concepts by Discipline I just can't go with the flow anymore. I've been thinking about joining a biofilm. Cartoon by J. Pennington
Coliforms are a type of bacteria which occur widely in the environment including surface water, soil, and decaying organic matter. This group of bacteria includes the fecal coliform group which grows in the intestines of warm blooded animals. While this group of coliform bacteria are generally not harmful in themselves, they have long been used as an indication of water quality. Coliform samples are carefully collected in sterilized bottles at more than 240 sampling sites in the Tucson Water distribution system. A certain portion of each sample is mixed with a nutrient medium and incubated for twenty-four hours. A color change or the production of gas indicates the presence of coliform bacteria.
bacteria commonly found in colon and used as an indicator of water contamination.
Coliform bacteria originate in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals. Fecal coliform often is used as an indicator of the bacteriological safety of a domestic water supply.
Coliforms are a group of bacteria that are used as indicators of the potential presence of pathogens, viruses or parasites in a sample. These microbes are defined as a group of bacteria having specific properties including the ability to grow at 35°C, in the presence of bile salts and able to ferment lactose. Coliform bacteria are divided into two types: Total & Fecal.
Intestinal bacilli that are gram-negative, sugar-digesting, and both aerobic and anaerobic. They are usually from the family Enterobacteriaceae; Escherichia coli is the best known of the group.
Coliform bacteria are a commonly-used bacterial indicator of sanitary quality of foods and water. They are defined as rod-shaped Gram-negative organisms which ferment lactose with the production of acid and gas when incubated at 35 Â°C. Coliforms are abundant in the feces of warm-blooded animals, but can also be found in the aquatic environment, in soil and on vegetation.