Strain | % Adsorbed P1^{a} | % Survival after P2 challenge^{b} |
---|---|---|

EDL933 (wild type) | 27.4 | 38 |

TEA007 (galE::pTHE001) | 93.5 | 0.054 |

TEA023 (ΔgalU::aad-7) | 96.6 | 0.29 |

TEA026 (ΔgalETKM::aad-7) | 95.2 | 0.014 |

TEA028 (ΔgalETKM::tetA) | 98.4 | 0.35 |

TEA040 (Gal^{+} revertant) | 15.6 | 32 |

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*a*The percentage of adsorbed P1 was determined as follows: (number of P1 plaques obtained after incubation with bacteria/number of P1 plaques obtained after incubation without bacteria) × 100%. Each experiment was performed in triplicate, and the data are means. The*P*value for a comparison of each of the*gal*mutants and the wild type was less than 0.006. The*P*value for a comparison of TEA040 and the wild type was 0.65.↵

*b*The percentage of survival after P2 challenge was determined as follows: (number of bacteria after incubation with P2/number of bacteria after incubation without P2) × 100%. Each experiment was performed in triplicate, and the data are means. The*P*value for a comparison of each of the*gal*mutants and the wild type was less than 0.03. The*P*value for a comparison of TEA040 and the wild type was 0.10.