TABLE 2.

Statistical parameters and results of the Mann-Whitney significance test for CSDs of magnetite crystals from wild-type and mutant strains of M. gryphiswaldense

StrainNo. of crystalsCSDa (nm)Mean crystal diam (nm)Median crystal diam (nm)Maximum crystal diam (nm)Significance of differenceb from CSD of:
Wild typeStrain ΔGFDC
Wild type23635-4034.836.250.42.77E−38*
ΔGFDC23525-3024.125.341.52.77E−38*
ΔGFDC_GFDC24535-4033.734.857.82.11E−012.55E−27*
ΔGFDC_MCS213925-3028.128.442.01.19E−17*4.80E−06*
ΔGFDC_G16930-3530.631.742.73.87E−10*7.60E−17*
ΔGFDC_F16030-3531.331.446.42.52E−07*9.71E−18*
ΔGFDC_D17930-3532.633.142.74.32E−06*2.26E−28*
ΔGFDC_C23030-3533.333.147.71.21E−035.48E−34*
ΔGFDC_GD11030-3530.330.945.13.81E−08*4.81E−11*
ΔGFDC_GC18730-3531.832.345.21.64E−08*1.61E−24*
ΔGFDC_FD19935-4035.536.954.94.56E−011.42E−37*
ΔGFDC_FC17730-3531.332.643.44.29E−08*3.90E−20*
ΔGFDC_DC18435-4032.933.544.31.36E−04*2.75E−29*
ΔGFDC_GFD14130-3531.032.855.13.82E−06*1.57E−12*
ΔGFDC_GFC20435-4034.735.551.44.20E−011.44E−37*
ΔGFDC_GDC18235-4033.034.546.31.87E−032.62E−27*
ΔGFDC_FDC14335-4034.935.549.67.00E−015.00E−30*
ΔC::Kan22530-3531.933.449.16.12E−07*5.24E−25*
ΔC_C23035-4037.537.856.05.76E−04*2.35E−06*
  • a Range of sizes most frequently represented among the crystal population.

  • b *, Mann-Whitney probability test result is statistically highly significant (P < 1E−03).