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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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coli and FE; however, somatic coliphage were typically detected only in the first four leachates collected following DSE application.
Levels of indicator bacteria (fecal coliforms (FC) and Escherichia coli) and male-specific coliphage (MSC) were determined in the oysters and in WWTP influent and effluent samples to assess the efficiency of the WWTP in removing or inactivating these indicator bacteria and MSC.
Indicator microorganisms: Geometric mean concentrations for total coliforms, fecal coliforms and coliphage observed at monitoring sites during backwash water study are presented in Fig.
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.
coli, and a laboratory strain of somatic coliphage ([PHI]X174).
coliphage, an enteric viral surrogate, to their greatest levels from late November through January, and noted three factors for the phenomenon that shellfish-associated viral illness frequently occurs in winter: (1) the level of prevalence of enteric viral pathogens in wastewater is higher in winter; (2) viral pathogens can survive in the estuarine environment for a longer period in winter; and (3) the ability of shellfish to selectively accumulate viruses becomes greater in winter.
Four wells were positive for total coliforms, and two were coliphage positive.