coliphage


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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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coli, FE, and somatic coliphage in leachate samples after log-transformation of the raw data plus 1 were plotted against time.
perfringens and male-specific coliphage detected suggest that the clams had been contaminated with high levels of fecal waste before harvesting.
Enumeration of Escherichia coli and somatic coliphages from polluted sewage pipe, by filtering the water samples through 0.02 [micro]m pore-size filters, stained with SYBR Green was done by (22).
Filter-feeding shellfish have been reported to concentrate coliphage S-13 at levels up to 1,000-fold greater than levels found in the overlying water (Canzonier 1971).
Indicator microorganisms: Geometric mean concentrations for total coliforms, fecal coliforms and coliphage observed at monitoring sites during backwash water study are presented in Fig.
Seven wells tested positive for enterococci and Arcobacter (an emerging bacterial pathogen), and [F.sup.+]-specific coliphage was present in four wells.
SOMATIC COLIPHAGE FREQUENCY IN THE WATER THAT SUPPLIES THE POULTRY FARMS OF MANIZALES, CALDAS
The resuspended individual plaques were prepared based on the instructions for coliphage [lambda] isolation in a laboratory manual (Molecular Cloning, version 3), boiled for 10 min and used as templates in the PCR reactions by using several primer pairs that were designed from the above-mentioned DNA sequences.
Drinking water (2 L) and surface (1 L) water samples were assayed for coliphage by the two-step enrichment method (U.S.
Human adenoviruses and coliphage in urban runoff-impacted coastal waters of southern California.
Similarly, removal of somatic coliphage from waters passing through the Davenport facility was used to approximate a distribution of treatment efficiency with respect to culturable viruses.