TABLE 3.

Dissemination of bacteria to the spleen and liver at 18 h postinfection

StrainSpleenLiver
No. of mice with culture-positive organs/total (%)Median log10 no. of CFU/organ (range)No. of mice with culture-positive organs/total (%)Median log10 no. of CFU/organ (range)
PA99U3/5 (60)a2.9 (0.0-3.7)4/5 (80)a3.2 (0.0-4.7)a
PA99S2/5 (40)0.0 (0.0-3.6)3/5 (60)a2.2 (0.0-2.7)
PA99T2/7 (29)0.0 (0.0-1.7)4/7 (57)a2.0 (0.0-2.6)
PA99null0/5 (0)0.0 (0.0-0.0)1/5 (20)0.0 (0.0-1.7)
PA99secr1/10 (10)0.0 (0.0-2.0)0/10 (10)0.0 (0.0-0.0)
  • a P < 0.05 compared to PA99null and PA99secr.