TABLE 3.

Survival of WA strains in 50% pooled normal human serum at 37°Ca

StrainMean survival (%) ± SD at 90 min
WA(pYVO8-A-1)82 ± 41
WA(pYVO8-A-0)7 ± 26
WA(pYVO8-A-N)102 ± 41
WA(pYVO8-A-S1)164 ± 43
WA(pYVO8-A-S2)90 ± 38
WA(pYVO8-A-S3)111 ± 43
WA(pYVO8-A-S4)1 ± 1
WA(pYVO8-A-H)104 ± 11
WA(pYVO8-A-HNS1)81 ± 56
WA(pYVO8-A-HNS2)0.084 ± 0.176
WA(pYVO8-A-HNS3)0.08 ± 0.186
WA(pYVO8-A-HNS4)6 ± 24
WA(pYVO8-A-N1)112 ± 7
WA(pYVO8-A-N2)0.086 ± 0.134
WA(pYVO8-A-N3)6 ± 5
WA(pYVO8-A-N4)5 ± 5
  • a After 90 min, the number of surviving bacteria was determined by plating out serial dilutions onto Luria-Bertani agar. A value of 100% is equal to 5 × 105 bacteria per ml. The data are means ± standard deviations for three independent experiments.