Membrane filer/ Coliform test/ Multiple tube fermentaion

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michaelirby98
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Membrane filer/ Coliform test/ Multiple tube fermentaion
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2014-04-08 22:14:00
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  1. What was the membrane filter technique used for?
    To collect possible coliform(fecal) contamination from water
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of Membrane Filter technique
    • Its cheap and fast
    • But its only a presumptive test and only serves as a preliminary ID
  3. Type of agar used with Membrane filter and why it is used
    • Endo agar
    • Its a selective medium (encourages growth of gram(-)
    • contain lactose
  4. What would a red Endo agar plate and a red plate with gold metallic sheen results be?
    • A red Endo Agar plate shows it is a lactose fermenter
    • A red Endo Agar with gold sheen indicates lactose fermenter and indicative ot coliform bacteria
  5. What test is this apart of?

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