Table 2.

Analysis of rulAB-mediated MDR inP. syringae pv. syringae B86-17 at each sampling point following inoculation to the phyllosphere of bean

Category of leafNo. of Rifrmutants per 108 cells recovered at each time point (in h) after inoculation:a
0 h24 h72 h120 h
Nonirradiated control3.83.33.64.5
Irradiated at 500 J m−2 18.3*** 16.3** 13.0* 13.0*
  • a Values reported are the means from six independent experiments. Significant differences between means at each sampling time are indicated (∗, P = 0.05; ∗∗, P = 0.01; ∗∗∗, P = 0.001).