Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 247–253 | Cite as

The homogeneity of the faecal coliform flora of normal school-girls, characterized by serological and biochemical properties

  • Gunilla Lidin-Janson
  • Bertil Kaijser
  • Knut Lincoln
  • Sante Olling
  • Hans Wedel


The homogeneity of fecal coliform flora in 52 schoolgirls was studied by serotyping and biotyping 10 randomly selected colonies in one fecal culture from each child. Ninety-eight clones were identified and of these 52 were dominant and 46 were minor strains. The probability of including at least one isolate of the dominant clone in a small random sample of colonies was calculated to be 86% for one colony, 94% for 2, 97% for 3, 99% for 4, and 99.3% for 5 randomly selected colonies.


Random Sample Biochemical Property Faecal Coliform Minor Strain Fecal Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunilla Lidin-Janson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bertil Kaijser
    • 1
  • Knut Lincoln
    • 1
  • Sante Olling
    • 1
  • Hans Wedel
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Department of Medicine IUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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