Table 2

Means and SDs of the biofilm mass (mg) formed on silicone pads and acrylic resin for Candida species studied and p-value obtained for each Candida specie compared to C. albicans (Tukey test, P < 0.05)

Candida species

Silicone

p-value

(compared to C. albicans)

Acrylic resin

p-value

(compared to C. albicans)


C. albicans

6.61 ± 0.70

-

1.12 ± 0.68

-

C. tropicalis

3.66 ± 2.22

0.062

1.41 ± 1.25

0.998

C. parapsilosis

2.87 ± 0.98

0.003

1.50 ± 0.57

0.982

C. glabrata

2.81 ± 2.09

0.001

1.15 ± 0.67

1.000

C. dubliniensis

5.85 ± 1.30

0.989

1.25 ± 0.50

1.000

C. lusitaniae

2.22 ± 0.86

0.001

1.25 ± 0.50

1.000

C. norvegensis

3.22 ± 0.66

0.001

0.25 ± 0.50

0.347

C. krusei

2.42 ± 0.84

0.001

0.25 ± 0.50

0.347

C. kefyr

2.17 ± 0.26

0.001

1.00 ± 0.00

1.000


Junqueira et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:247   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-247

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