Table 1.

Number of cells in culture after incubation with PMA and/or M. fermentansincognitus (MFI)a

Incubation time (h)No. of cells (106)
Control (n = 6)PMA (n = 6)MFI (n = 6)MFI-PMA (n = 6)
241.84 ± 0.29b 1.42 ± 0.37b 1.92 ± 0.14b 1.69 ± 0.44b
481.81 ± 0.51c 0.73 ± 0.17d 1.86 ± 0.29c 1.46 ± 0.43c
722.0 ± 0.33e 0.69 ± 0.25g 1.60 ± 0.38e f 1.29 ± 0.41f
  • a All cultures initially contained 2 × 106 viable cells. Greater than 90% of cells in any culture were able to exclude trypan blue. Groups within the same row that share the superscript letters b to g are not statistically different at P < 0.05.