Ran Lifshitz

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Biotechnology has opened up new possibilities concerning the application of beneficial bacteria to the soil for the promotion of plant growth and the biological control of soil-borne pathogens. 1-3 Since the large scale release of genetically engineered bacteria to the environment faces a number of regulatory hurdles, the need to isolate and select(More)
The new ColiPlate (CP) kit was evaluated comparatively with the standard membrane filter (MF) technique for enumerating total coliforms and Escherichia coli in water. In testing natural water samples, good correlations were observed for enumerating total coliforms (R2 = 0.84) and E. coli (R2 = 0.95). However, counts of E. coli population density estimated(More)
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