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  • n. Plural form of coliform.


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  • The crop and small intestine tend to be dominated by lactobacilli with smaller numbers of other facultative anaerobes such as coliforms and streptococci.

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  • Unfortunately there is often a significant population of "bad" bacteria (such as coliforms and clostridia) which, given an opportunity, will disrupt the fermentation - raising the pH and reducing the nutritional quality of the silage and intake potential.

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  • Yes, recent tests of fecal coliforms done on the North Shore of the lake show that the water is safe for swimming and recreational activities.

    Lake Chapala water quality

  • Consumer Reports tested for total coliforms and other bacteria including enterococcus.

    39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop - The Consumerist

  • The tests of 16 different brands had 39% exceeded that level for total coliforms, and 23% for enterococcus.

    39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop - The Consumerist

  • Of the bags tested, 64 per cent were contaminated with “some level of bacteria,” about 30 per cent had “elevated bacterial counts” higher than what is considered safe for drinking water, 40 per cent of the bags had yeast or mould, and some of the bags had “an unacceptable presence of coliforms.”

    Why You Need To Clean Your Reusable Shopping Bags Today | Lifehacker Australia

  • If you answered “yes” to the above questions, consider generally testing your well for fecal contamination by testing it for the presence of coliforms or E. coli instead of Giardia.


  • Although tests for fecal coliforms or E. coli do not specifically tell you whether Giardia is present, these tests will show whether your well water has been contaminated by fecal matter.


  • These tests are only useful if your well is not routinely disinfected with chlorine, since chlorine kills fecal coliforms and E. coli.


  • This action helps to prevent the colonisation of coliforms such as E. coli which prefer a more alkaline pH.

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