Viability and adaptability of E. coli and enterococcus group to salt water with high concentration of sodium chloride

Tatsuo Omura, M. Onuma, Y. Hashimoto

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Abstract

Unlike E. coli. type I, when E. coli. type II was repeatedly exposed to salt water, the survival of E. coli. type II was changed from rapid extinction to multiplication as experiments went on. At the same time, it was also made clear that E. coli. type II was replaced by Citrobacter freundi as E. coli. type II adapted itself to salt water. The enterococcus group was separated into four distinct types: S. faecalis, S. faecalis var. liquefaciens, S. faecium and S. durans. The results of the experiments on viability in salt water indicated that S. faecalis var. liquefaciens possessed the greatest viability, and S. faecium the weakest. Each type of enterococcus group had a different adaptability to salt water. S. faecium could adapt itself to salt water as well as S. faecalis and S. faecalis var. liquefacients. S. durans could not adapt itself to salt water at all. Refs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-126
Number of pages12
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume14
Issue number4-5 /5
Publication statusPublished - 1982 Jan 1
EventWater Pollut Res and Control, Proc of the Bienn Conf of the Int Assoc on Water Pollut Res and Control, 11th - Cape Town
Duration: 1982 Mar 291982 Apr 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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