Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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河川水汚染指標としての糞便レンサ球菌の菌種分類

Koujima, Izumi
Ono, Keiji
Mori, Yasumi
Kanemasa, Yasuhiro
Okabe, Akinobu
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Abstract
The authors classified the streptococci isolated from river water. Three hundred ninety strains of cocci were isolated from river water and classified. Of them, 362 strains (93%) proved to be enterococci derived from human and cattle feces. Only 28 strains, 7% of the isolates, were identified as S. faecalis subsp. liquefaciens which can be thought to be derived from insects. The results indicate that the classification of fecal streptococci is a reliable and useful indicator of water pollution.
Keywords
Fecal streptococci
Enterococci
Water pollution
Biological indicator
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489