TABLE 3.

Bacteremia levels from mice challenged i.p. with the isogenic Reynolds strains

Inoculum (log CFU)Time of bleedS. aureus Log CFU/ml ± SEM recovered from bloodP valuea
Reynolds (CP5)Reynolds (CP8)Reynolds (CP)
7.7020 min3.04 ± 0.18 (n = 9)3.11 ± 0.13 (n = 10)1.99 ± 0.18 (n = 10)<0.001
7.95180 min3.84 ± 0.16 (n = 13)3.07 ± 0.23 (n = 12)2.09 ± 0.17 (n = 6)<0.001
  • a Variation among isogenic S. aureus strains was analyzed by ANOVA.