Coliforms Today?

Chris Venema chrisv at
Thu Sep 19 22:18:40 EST 1996

Hi all. 

With the rate at which bugs are having their names changed and put into 
different classifications it is hard to keep up with it all. I am 
interested in knowing other peoples definitions of what is a coliform? 
Besides being oxidase negative, non spore forming, lactose fermentative 
and a GNB.

Also, are the folowing coliforms?, Serratia, Hafnia, Kluyvera, Leclercia 
and Adecarboxylata.

As a bonus question does anyone know what E.coli inactive is besides 
being a lazy bacterium?

Thanks in advance to all.

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