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    Escherichia coli (E. coli) is not considered halotolerant. Halotolerance refers to the ability of microorganisms to tolerate high levels of salt in their environment. E. coli, being a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, typically thrives in environments with relatively low salt concentrations. While it can survive in mildly saline conditions, such as those found in some foods, it is not well-adapted to environments with high salt concentrations, such as seawater. In fact, exposure to high levels of salt can inhibit the growth of E. coli and other non-halotolerant bacteria. Therefore, it is not accurate to describe E. coli as halotolerant.

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