Table 2

Effects of lysis timing on plaque size, plaque productivity, and phage concentration in plaque.

Relevant phenotype

Lysis time1 ± 95% CI (min)

Plaque size ± 95% CI (mm2)

Plaque productivity ± 95% CI (× 106 phages/plaque)

Phage concentration in plaque2 ± 95%CI (× 1010 phages/mL)


Stf+ SM1L/C51S/S76C

29.3 ± 1.47

0.28 ± 0.06

2.08 ± 3.90

2.94 ± 4.84

Stf+ SM1L/C51S

38.7 ± 1.47

1.27 ± 0.19

5.09 ± 2.48

0.82 ± 0.43

Stf+ SM1L

46.0 ± 0.00

1.68 ± 0.24

2.07 ± 1.06

0.27 ± 0.19

Stf+ SWT

52.3 ± 1.27

1.73 ± 0.17

2.92 ± 1.27

0.33 ± 0.13

Stf+ SS68C

64.0 ± 0.00

0.74 ± 0.25

4.61 ± 2.28

1.73 ± 0.66

Stf- SM1L/C51S/S76C

29.3 ± 1.47

0.40 ± 0.08

7.47 ± 2.04

8.55 ± 3.07

Stf- SM1L/C51S

38.7 ± 1.47

2.14 ± 0.39

140.00 ± 30.70

13.00 ± 1.50

Stf- SM1L

46.0 ± 0.00

3.07 ± 0.44

50.70 ± 15.70

3.38 ± 1.00

Stf- SWT

52.3 ± 1.27

3.36 ± 0.61

84.20 ± 27.00

4.86 ± 0.91

Stf- SS68C

64.0 ± 0.00

1.71 ± 0.33

91.10 ± 32.10

10.60 ± 2.94


1 The lysis times and 95% confidence intervals were reprinted from [27], Table 2.

2 Note the multiplier for phage concentration in plaque is 100-fold higher than that used in Table 2.

Gallet et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:181   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-181

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