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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

(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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Somatic coliphage in DSE and soil leachates were enumerated using a soft agar overlay method (ISO 1995).
Only DNA coliphages, mostly tailed phages, were isolated during the sampling period.
The presence of fecal coliforms and coliphages in public drinking water supplies suggests the need for an investigation of the microbial quality of the public drinking water distribution system over a longer period of time.
Coliforms and coliphages: Total and fecal coliforms were analyzed within 4 h of sampling by membrane filtration using mEndo Agar Les and mFC culture media (DIFCO, Detroit, MI), respectively.
perfringens, total coliphages, and [F.sup.+]-specific coliphages were monitored as evidence of fecal contamination.
Ten microliters was used for bacteriophage enumeration, as described previously for somatic coliphages to verify the presence of phages in the purified fraction (Table).
Richards (1988) found that the depuration of viruses by the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (L.) was improved by increasing temperature, and a similar result was observed in a study on the elimination of coliphages by the mussel Mytilus edulis (L.) (Power & Collins 1990).
Finally, the plate was incubated for 24 hours either at 37[degree]C for coliphages or at 26[degree]C for [phi]6.
Based on the NOAELs, the following guide values for water quality are suggested: 100 Escherichia coli, 25 intestinal enterococci, 10 somatic coliphages, or 10 Clostridium perfringens per 100 mL.