TABLE 2.

Transformation frequency of S. mutans strains in the presence of horse serum or horse serum plus 10 nmol of CSP

Strain% Competence frequency in the presence of HSa
Without CSPWith CSP
UA159100100
JAM119.0 (±21.6)35.9 (±25.6)
MMC164.4 (±44.5)91.1 (±35.2)
  • a The numbers presented here are the means (±standard deviations) of at least three independent experiments. HS, horse serum.