Fecal coliforms

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 5 - About 43 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Fecal Coliforms

    • 781 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Fecal Coliforms are a subdivision of the Coliform bacteria. Fecal Coliforms normally live in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals (warm blooded) including human. Fecal Coliforms do not live too long when they are outside the host. On the other hand, the Coliform bacteria are independent (living freely) and not attached to the digestive tract of man or animals. Also, they are not pathogenic (disease causing) organisms. Thus, these bacteria indicators are easy to identify and safe to work with in the laboratory and their presence provide an evidence of fecal contamination. The fecal category contains both pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria. For instance, Escherichia coli or E. coli is a fecal Coliform bacteria. Therefore, the presence of fecal Coliforms is an indicator of fecal contamination and of the potential presence of bacterial pathogens. However, “the intensity of other indicator bacteria (total Coliform, fecal Coliform, and fecal streptococci) is a degree of water safety for body contact recreation or for…

    • 781 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    CEE 467 – ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY NAME: ERICK PEREIRA DANTAS DATE: SEPTEMBER 4th, 2014 PROFESSOR: DR. MORTEZA ABBASZADEGAN TA: LAUREN MCBURNETT LABORATORY #2 – BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF WATER: MOST PROBABLE NUMBER TEST AND MEMBRANE FILTRATION METHOD ABSTRACT: The most probable number (MPN) test and the membrane filter (MF) method have as goal to detect and estimate the presence of coliforms in a sample. Their importance in the field of environmental engineering is to support…

    • 1902 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Tongue Tie Research Paper

    • 323 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Ankyloglossia is also known as tongue-tie, which can create many problems with eating, speech, and oral hygiene. Tongue-tie is an excessive tissue that connecting the ventral portion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. 4% - 10% of babies with tongue-tie have difficulty in breastfeed, which resulting in early bottle-fed and slow weight gain. A procedure called frenotomy can help release the tongue from the floor of the mouth by surgical scissors or laser, which will improve breastfeeding for…

    • 323 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Colonial Life In Jamestown

    • 1252 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Salt and fecal coliform infected the drinking water. When the colonists drank the water, they got sick and many died. The infected water was used to grow crops, but instead decreased the plant growth. The water was also the home of fish, and the fish died. The plants and animals the colonists ate died, leaving small rations of food for the colonists to starve. Lastly, when the colonists attacked the Natives, the Natives wanted revenge. The Natives killed the colonists for revenge, and because…

    • 1252 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Rio Grande Case Study

    • 830 Words
    • 4 Pages

    drinking water there should be less than 1 CFU/100mL of E. coli. Actual E. coli populations along the urban areas of the Rio Grande are on average between 10,000-76,000 CFU/100mL of E. coli. Data collected from previous studies conducted by the IBWC and the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) indicate that the range of fecal coliform present in the Rio Grande is incredibly high and substantiate the Rio Grande’s claim to one of the top ten rivers at risk of overuse and severe…

    • 830 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Essay On Fecal Pathogens

    • 531 Words
    • 3 Pages

    presence of fecal pathogens; which there was more than one. If one was presence, the water makes it automatically not healthy to drink. The different factors that were measured was the dissolved oxygen in which is an important factor to the aquatic ecosystems where all aquatic animals need to survive. Natural waters are healthy, stable in a environment, and have the chance to support a diversity of aquatic high dissolved oxygen. Cold water is know to hold more dissolved water than warm water; in…

    • 531 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Fuecal Virus

    • 599 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Serological, or blood tests, can also identify asymptomatic cases, at risk persons, and those who have developed antibodies, however some viruses cannot be detected with this test, and cross-reactions can produce confusing results with time-consuming, costly solutions. The authors suggest that a virus detection program could be formed to research the spread of enteroviruses through monitoring groundwater and detecting viruses in human feces in high risk areas, and then follow at risk families to…

    • 599 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    life in the waters that help maintain the ecosystem. One of the quality standards include the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), which sets both a health goal and a maximum contaminant level goal (Environmental Protection Agency, 2013). TCR was enacted in 1989 to protect the health of the public, by monitoring and assessing the levels of the total amount of coliform present in the drinking water. Coliform bacteria are always present in the digestive tracts of warm blooded animals and is usually found…

    • 1706 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Faecal contamination of water is routinely detected by microbiological analysis. The approach that has been adopted is to analyses for indicator organisms that inhabit the gut in large numbers and are excreted in human faeces. The presence of these indicator organisms in water is evidence of faecal contamination and therefore, of a risk that pathogens are present. If indicator organisms are present in large numbers, the contamination is considered to be recent and/or severe. Total coliforms,…

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    E. Coli Bacteria

    • 971 Words
    • 4 Pages

    coli is commonly found in the intestines of cattle and can become linked with meat if fecal matter from the animal’s intestines contaminates the meat during the butchering process². E. coli is then mixed into the hamburger meat during grinding and processing. Serious illness results from eating improperly cooked hamburger meat because cooking temperatures are cannot sufficiently kill the organism. Transmission of E. coli has also occurred when fecal matter of cattle contaminated fruits and…

    • 971 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5