"Liz Asple" <lasple at bio.ie> wrote in message
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>> I'm actually looking for an easy and specific procedure to find out any
> coliform contamination in bacterial mixtures containing different kinds of
> microorganisms (total concentration 10*8 bacteria/ml) mixed together.
>Try a more inhibitory Maconkey formulation or something like Chromocult from
If you're using a wide definition of "coliform" i.e. Enterobacteriaecae
then on chromocult E. coli grow a purple/blue colonies while other coliforms
An alternative could be violet red glucose bile agar, all coliforms are red.
Both agars are pretty specific