Is it possible to eliminate environmental Klebsiella from the fecal coliform population?

Document ID

Document ID TE999

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Is it possible to eliminate environmental Klebsiella from the fecal coliform population?
Summary
Elevate the temperature to 45.0 ± 0.2 °C to eliminate environmental Klebsiella.
Answer
To eliminate environmental Klebsiella from the fecal coliform population elevate the temperature to 45.0 ± 0.2 °C. Alternatively, a water bath with rack may be used for incubation by placing the petri dishes into a sealed bag.