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coliform

 [kol´ĭ-form]
pertaining to fermentative gram-negative enteric bacilli, sometimes restricted to those fermenting lactose, i.e., Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Citrobacter.
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coliform

(kō′lə-fôrm′, kŏl′ə-)
adj.
Of or relating to various gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose, especially those such as E. coli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates.

co′li·form′ n.
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coliform

Of, or pertaining to, the bacterium Escherichia coli , which is present in countless numbers in the colon.
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coliform

(of Gram-negative rod bacteria) normally inhabiting the colon, e.g. Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella. See GRAM'S STAIN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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As analises de coliformes totais para os pasteis fritos apresentaram resultados similares entre lanchonetes e ambulantes, estando 80% (n=8) e 90% (n=9) das amostras com valores <3,0 NMP/g, respectivamente.
Por otro lado se definen a los germenes coliformes fecales como aquellos capaces de fermentar la lactosa, con produccion de gas, dentro de las 24 horas a 44,5[grados]C.
El recuento de coliformes totales (CT), tambien es considerado un buen estimador del nivel higienico de la ganaderia (camas, suelo, aguas contaminadas, y sistemas deficientes de limpieza y desinfeccion) [12].
La determinacion del numero mas probable (NMP) de bacterias coliformes se hizo mediante la tecnica de los tubos multiples, en la cual volumenes decrecientes de la muestra (diluciones decimales consecutivas) fueron inoculadas en medio de cultivo adecuado.