Survival of Fecal Coliform in Lakes

Runnerdes runnerdes at
Thu Sep 22 20:08:10 EST 1994

I wonder if anyone has any references on survival of fecal coliforms and
other human/animal bacteria and viruses in lakes.  Is there a temperature
cut-off below which these criters can't make it?  If so, is it dependent
on species or is it a more general temperature requirement?

Also, do you think that such bacteria/viruses could over-winter (lowest
winter temperature of lake is about 55 degrees F) in biofilms attached to
submerged vegetation or to particles of silt???

Appreciate any replies!

Dianne Stewart

More information about the Microbio mailing list