Concentration in soil in ungrazed fields

Range 0.2-20 Cells/gr
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Michael A. Savageau, 1983, Escherichia coli Habitats, Cell Types, and Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Control, The American Naturalist, Vol. 122, No. 6, (Dec., 1983), pp. 734
Primary Source Van Donsel DJ, Geldreich EE, Clarke NA. Seasonal Variations in Survival of Indicator Bacteria in Soil and Their Contribution to Storm-water Pollution. Appl Microbiol. 1967 Nov15(6):1362-1370.PubMed ID16349746
Method A strain of E. coli type I capable of producing H2S at 44.5 C was employed as the fecal coliform tracer.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102103