Determination of Escherichia coli contamination with chromocult coliform agar showed a high level of discrimination efficiency for differing fecal pollution levels in tropical waters of Kampala, Uganda

Dennis Byamukama, Frank Kansiime, Robert L. Mach, Andreas H. Farnleitner*

*Korrespondierende:r Autor:in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Beitrag in Fachzeitschrift (peer-reviewed)Artikel in Fachzeitschrift

88 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Escherichia coli, total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and sulfite-reducing anaerobic spore formers from different polluted sites in a tropical environment were determined in order to test for their indication ability for fecal contamination. Quantification of E. coli contamination with Chromocult coliform agar proved to be efficient and feasible for determining fecal pollutions in the investigated area within 24 h. The other microbial parameters showed a lower ability to differentiate sites and cannot be recommended for monitoring fecal pollution in the studied tropical surface waters.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)864-868
Seitenumfang5
FachzeitschriftApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Jahrgang66
Ausgabenummer2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Feb. 2000
Extern publiziertJa

ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete

  • Biotechnologie
  • Lebensmittelwissenschaften
  • Ökologie
  • Angewandte Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie

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