TABLE 1.

Inhibition of protein synthesis does not increase the frequency of persisters

AntibioticCFU60/CFU0 ratioFrequency of persistersa
None12.1 ± 2.8(2.8 ± 1.8) × 10−6
Chloramphenicol1.5 ± 0.5(5.5 ± 2.0) × 10−6
Tetracycline0.9 ± 0.2(5.2 ± 1.1) × 10−6
  • a That is, the frequency of persisters at 60 min after antibiotic treatment.