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Table 3 Counts by culture and qPCR (mean and standard deviation) of total cells present in 4-day old oral multispecies biofilms

From: Method to quantify live and dead cells in multi-species oral biofilm by real-time PCR with propidium monoazide

  Culture qPCR
Bacterial species Log CFU (mean) Standard deviation Log cells (mean) Standard deviation
S. oralis 6.37 0.18 7.40 0.24
S. gordonii 6.19 0.23 6.66 0.36
V. parvula 6.75 0.33 7.40 0.20
F. nucleatum 5.95 0.26 6.64 0.19
P. intermedia 6.83 0.20 6.92 0.19
Total mean 6.42 0.24 7.00 0.23