Table 1

Biomass before and after 4 h of phage application to different biofilms and biomass removal percentages

Biofilm age (h)

Biomass beginning (0 h) (± SD)

Biomass end (4 h phage) (± SD)

Biomass removal (%)


SR

24

8.50 (0.71)

1.50 (1.08)

82.35

72

12.50 (3.54)

3.00 (1.73)

76.00

120

13.67 (4.73)

5.00 (1.15)

63.42

168

14.67 (3.79)

4.00 (3.06)

72.73


DR

24

5.00 (1.41)

1.00 (0.00)

80.00

72

7.50 (0.71)

0.67 (0.58)

91.07

120

8.67 (0.50)

2.00 (1.46)

76.93

168

12.50 (3.21)

4.33 (1.15)

65.36


DNR

24

7.33 (2.08)

2.00 (1.52)

72.71

72

11.00 (1.73)

3.00 (2.06)

72.72


SD means standard deviations from 6 different SS slides.

Sillankorva et al. BMC Biotechnology 2008 8:79   doi:10.1186/1472-6750-8-79

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