AuthorKutz, Susan Marie.
Drinking water -- Contamination -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Drinking water -- Contamination -- Arizona -- Pima County.
Committee ChairSinclair, Norval A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractRecovery of chlorine injured coliforms inoculated into potable water containing high numbers of heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria was enhanced by anaerobic incubation of membrane filter (MF) cultures on m-endo LES agar rendered non-selective by removal of sodium lauryl sulfate (SDC) and sodium desoxycholate (SDC). Modification of mendo LES resulted in a 1.3 fold increase in recovery of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, and Enterobacter cloacae. Recovery of injured Escherichia cou i and Citrobacter freundii was not significantly enhanced. Anaerobic incubation markedly reduced growth of HPC bacteria on MF and unmasked coliform detection.
Degree ProgramMicrobiology and Immunology