Table 1

Average of the total number of cells, L. pneumophila PNA-positive, cultivable L. pneumophila and cultivable non-legionellae cell numbers in mono and dual-species biofilms obtained for all the time points sampled.

Strain in biofilm

Total cells × 10-7 (cells cm-2)

PNA cells × 10-7 (cells cm-2)

Cultivable L. pneumophila × 10-6 (CFU cm-2)

Cultivable non - legionellae × 10-6 (CFU cm-2)


L. pneumophila

4.42

1.48

5.25

n.a.


L. pneumophila and V. paradoxus

3.51

1.11

4.11

4.49

M. chelonae

4.87

1.05

4.65

0.19

Acidovorax sp.

4.12

1.59

1.05

6.55

Sphingomonas sp.

3.80

0.83

1.45

1.06


n.a. - not applicable.

Gião et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:57   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-57

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