## Table 1 |
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Total number of colony forming units per ml (mean ± standard error) obtained when
cells were maintained in ultrapure water |
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Time |
ATCC 23643 |
ARS-1 |
ALG-00-530 |
ALG-02-36 |

Day 1 | 9.687 ± 0.135 ^{a,w} |
9.929 ± 0.040 ^{a,w} |
9.743 ± 0.004 ^{a,w} |
9.507 ± 0.060 ^{a,w} |

Day 7 | 5.556 ± 0.024 ^{b,w} |
7.717 ± 0.414 ^{b,x} |
9.688 ± 0.135 ^{a,y} |
6.895 ± 0.021 ^{b,z} |

Day 14 | 4.908 ± 0.568 ^{c,w} |
7.451 ± 0.080 ^{b,x} |
6.732 ± 0.060 ^{b,y} |
5.533 ± 0.420 ^{c,w} |

Data was log 10 transformed to ensure normality. Significantly different means (P < 0.05) within columns are noted with superscripts a, b, and c. Superscripts w, x, y and z denote significantly different means (P < 0.05) within rows.

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