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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
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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