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Main Title Physiology and Natural Distribution of the Bacterium Caryophanon Latum in the Fresh Waters of Missouri.
Author Hufha, James B. ; Carrol, Ralph ; Hil, Joyce ;
CORP Author Missouri Water Resources Research Center, Rolla.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3525; OWRR-A-048-MO; 06032,; A-048-MO(1)
Stock Number PB-216 602
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Indicator species) ; ( Ruminants ; Water pollution) ; Caryophanaceae ; Ecology ; Physiology ; Culture media ; Streptomycins ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Nutrients ; Agricultural wastes ; Water analysis ; Fluid filters ; Membranes ; Agar ; Missouri ; Water pollution detection ; Nutrient requirements ; Caryophanon latum
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 602 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
One of the major technical problems in maintaining present water quality is in the field determination of non-human fecal pollution, especially that resulting from bovine and other ruminant farm stock. The presence of a bio-indicator microorganism unique to the feces of these animals, but ubiquitous in terms of its presence there would aid in making pollution determinations. An organism selected was for this purpose was Caryophanon latum. Its selection was based on its presence in and restriction to ruminant fecal material. The report describes a study of the physiology of Caryophanon latum and the development of a selective medium for growing the organism to the exclusion of most, if not all, other organisms found in stream water. After development of this selective medium, the procedure was evaluated on sample stream waters with and without inoculation with the organism.