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co·li·phage

(kō'li-fāj, kol'i-), Avoid the mispronunciation ko'li-fahzh.
A bacteriophage with an affinity for one or another strain of Escherichia coli. In general, coliphages, like other bacteriophages, are known by symbols that have significance only as a means of laboratory identification; additional notations, however, specifically identify variant characteristics, for example, λdgal denotes the deficient prophage (coliphage) λ, which carries the bacterial gene gal (galactose).
[(Escherichia) coli + bacteriophage]

coliphage

/col·i·phage/ (kōl´ĭ-fāj) any bacteriophage that infects Escherichia coli.

coliphage

(kō′lə-fāj′)
n.
A bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli.

co·li·phage

(kol'i-fāj)
A bacteriophage with an affinity for one or another strain of Escherichia coli.
[(Escherichia) coli + bacteriophage]
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Detection of somatic coliphages as indicators of faecal contamination in estuarine waters.
coli, FE, and somatic coliphage in leachate samples after log-transformation of the raw data plus 1 were plotted against time.
Drinking water (2 L) and surface (1 L) water samples were assayed for coliphage by the two-step enrichment method (U.
Coliphage removal from the filter backwash was 97 and 35% during 1999 and 2000, respectively.
Ten microliters was used for bacteriophage enumeration, as described above for somatic coliphages, to verify that phages were present in the purified fraction.
A similar result has been reported for the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, and the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, concerning the depuration of coliphages and Escherichia coli (Richards 1988, Power & Collins 1990).
Then, viral samples in the liquid phase were subjected to plaque assay for coliphages at 37[degree]C and for [phi]6 at 26[degree]C.
These samples were analyzed in a nearby mobile laboratory for six microbiological parameters: Escherichia coli [International Standardization Organization (ISO) 1998b], intestinal enterococci (ISO 1998a), Clostridium perfringens (Council of the European Union 1998), somatic coliphages (ISO 2000), aeromonads (Schulze 1996), and pyocyanine-positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Deutches Institut fur Normung, European Normalization 2002).
En esta investigacion se plantea la utilizacion del metodo ARCAT (A Rapid Coliphage Analysis Techinique) para el aislamiento de los virus que infectan a la bacteria Escherichia coli.
During this period, results of environmental monitoring and beach water sampling for FRNA coliphages by culture and Bacteroides by PCR in Roger Fujiokas laboratory at the Water Resources Research Center also showed that the beaches were contaminated for up to two days but not four days after the sewage spill had stopped (Fujioka, Betancourt, & Vithanage, 2006).