Table 2.

Direct transcript analysis of five CF sputum samples containing dissimilar S. aureus phenotypesa

Sputum sample no.IsoNo. of CFU/ml of sputumGTAmt (amol/amol of gyr) ofb:
RNAIIIspahla
expp expsexpp expsexpp exps
77B4 × 1061012.50525600.131
7C1 × 106104102001
88A1 × 10719215082520.020.50.03
8B3 × 10620.22.5550.080.4
8C1 × 107603200250.010.1
99A8 × 105200.0820.20.840.40.10.60.1
9B4 × 105201.251500.500.150.15
1010A4 × 106363300150.50.20.250.0521.25
10B1 × 106360.820052.50.0652
1313A1 × 10448402501000020.161.61
13B5 × 105634.51000.650.120.4
  • a Iso, isolate; GT, genome type.

  • b exp, exponential growth phase; p exp, postexponential growth phase; s, sputum (values are for sputum sample, regardless of isolate).