Survival Times Of Some Bacteria In Soil

Bacteria Soil Moisture Temp.CC) Survival

Streptococci Loam ? ? 9-11 weeks

Streptococci Sandy loam .? ? 5-6 weeks

S. typhi various soils .? 22 2 days-400 days

Bovine tubercule .soil & dung .? ? less than 178 days bacilli

Leptospires varied . . . .varied . . .summer . . .12 hrs-15 days

Source: Feachem et al., 1980

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