Persistence of culturable Escherichia coli fecal contaminants in dairy alpine grassland soils.

@article{Texier2008PersistenceOC,
  title={Persistence of culturable Escherichia coli fecal contaminants in dairy alpine grassland soils.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Texier and Claire Prigent-Combaret and Marie H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Gourdon and Marie Poirier and Pierre Faivre and Jean Marcel Dorioz and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Poulenard and Lucile Jocteur-Monrozier and Y. Mo{\"e}nne-loccoz and Dominique Tr{\'e}visan},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={2299-310}
}
Our knowledge of Escherichia coli (E. coli) ecology in the field is very limited in the case of dairy alpine grassland soils. Here, our objective was to monitor field survival of E. coli in cow pats and underlying soils in four different alpine pasture units, and to determine whether the soil could constitute an environmental reservoir. E. coli was enumerated by MPN using a selective medium. E. coli survived well in cow pats (10(7) to 10(8) cells g(-1) dry pat), but cow pats disappeared within… CONTINUE READING