Concentration of Coliform bacteria (>80% of which generally are E. coli) in human and animal faeces

Range 10^5 - 10^8 CFU/g
Organism Metazoa animals
Reference Letarov A, Kulikov E. The bacteriophages in human- and animal body-associated microbial communities. J Appl Microbiol. 2009 Jul107(1):1-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04143.x. p.6 left column top paragraphPubMed ID19239553
Primary Source Havelaar, A.H., Furuse, K. and Hogeboom, W.M. (1986) Bacteriophages and indicator bacteria in human and animal faeces. J Appl Bacteriol 60, 255–262.PubMed ID3710943
Method Primary source abstract: "In an attempt to explain the presence of F-specific (RNA) bacteriophages in waste-water, faecal material from humans and a variety of animals was examined. The phages were detected in appreciable numbers only in faeces from pigs, broiler chickens, sheep and calves but not from dogs, cows, horses and humans."
Comments P.6 left column top paragraph: "Coliform bacteria (>80% of them generally are E. coli) are normally present at 10^5–10^8 CFU/g in human and animal faeces (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112506