Survival time of half of the population (half life) in marine sediment

Range 0.5-2 days
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 Gerba CP, McLeod JS. Effect of sediments on the survival of Escherichia coli in marine waters. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1976 Jul32(1):114-20.PubMed ID788634
Comments Escherichia coli, a fecal coliform, was found to survive for longer periods of time in unsterile natural seawater when sediment material was present than in seawater alone
Entered by Uri M
ID 102107