FAECAL (FECAL) COLIFORM BACTERIA IN SOILS

max at gte.net max at gte.net
Fri Nov 7 18:39:56 EST 1997


> 1.  Were might the 27 faecal (fecal) coliform bacteria have come from
> that were in the one of the control samples.
> 2.  If the ground was wetter what might be the population cfu/g of
> naturally occurring coliforms.
> 3.  Are the testing procedures used reliable at picking up just faecal
> (fecal) coliform bacteria or do they pick up other bacteria in the
> soil?.
> 
>

The MPN will detect coliform bacteria and fecal coliform. The fact the 
ground is wet shouldn't make a difference.



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