Table 2.

Anaerobic survival of N. gonorrhoeae norBand aniA mutants

StrainRelevant genotypeAnaerobic survivala (% CFU ± SEM)
+NO2−NO2
RUG7001Wild type97 ± 1416.7 ± 0.9
RUG7058 norB::ermC 62.7 ± 8.718 ± 3.6
RUG7002ΔaniA 6.7 ± 2.326 ± 9.3
RUG7060ΔaniA norB::ermC 6.3 ± 1.513.3 ± 2.4
  • a Expressed as a percentage of aerobic CFU ml−1 ± the SEM; + NO2, in the presence of 2 mM sodium nitrite; −NO2, in the absence of sodium nitrite.