Evaluation of media for monitoring fecal streptococci in seawater.

  • Y Yoshpe-Purer
  • Published 1989 in Applied and environmental microbiology


The selectivity of KF streptococcus agar (KF) for monitoring fecal streptococci (FS) in seawater was examined in 234 samples of Mediterranean water and compared with the selectivity of M-Enterococcus agar (M-Ent) for 124 samples and with bile-esculin-azide agar (BEA) for 17 samples. KF was found to be unsuitable for marine water because Vibrio alginolyticus… (More)