|L. gasseri adhesion to saliva coated hydroxyapatite and aggregation in saliva|
|Parotid saliva||Submandibular/sublingual saliva|
|Type strain 31451T||++||++||+++||+++|
1 62.5×106 bacterial cells were added into each test well. + binding of <15% of added bacterial cells, ++ ≥15 to <20%, and +++ ≥20%.
2 – =aggregation score 0 (no visible aggregates), + aggregation score 1 (small uniform aggregates), ++ aggregation score 2 (more aggregates of slightly larger size than 1), +++ aggregation score 3 (more and slightly larger aggregates than 2) . Adhesion buffer was used a negative control (score 0) and S. mutans strain Ingbritt as positive control (score +++) .
Romani Vestman et al.
Romani Vestman et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:193 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-193