TABLE 2

Number of Csp molecules per C. difficile spore

StrainAvg ± SDaSleC/CspC ratio
CspBCspCSleC
UK11,394 ± 4262,141 ± 16446,090 ± 5,08921.5
51081113081 ± 1542,304 ± 20931,614 ± 3,49713.7
CD2315435 ± 861,689 ± 13741,239 ± 1,83224.4
DH18341,178 ± 1203,155 ± 13937,876 ± 2,02712.0
DH18581,572 ± 601,435 ± 15437,557 ± 82726.2
M681,284 ± 1603,836 ± 54146,685 ± 3,50712.2
M120633 ± 362,423 ± 20329,473 ± 1,72412.2
  • a The average numbers of molecules of CspB, CspC, and SleC were calculated as described in the legend to Fig. 4. The numbers represent three independent extractions.