Survival time of half of the population (half life) in soil

Range 1-5 days
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Hartl DL, Dykhuizen DE. The population genetics of Escherichia coli. Annu Rev Genet. 198418: pp. 37PubMed ID6099090
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 Locations portraying extremes of environmental exposure were selected for inoculating soil with tracer organisms.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102542