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Table 1 Cell growth and physiological characteristics of aggregated and non-aggregated M. oryzae CBMB20 cells

From: Assessment of Methylobacterium oryzae CBMB20 aggregates for salt tolerance and plant growth promoting characteristics for bio-inoculant development

Treatment Populationa Dry weightb PHB productionc EPS productiond Biofilm formatione Aggregationf Hydrophobicityf
High C/N 8.48 ± 0.028a 6.51 ± 0.22a 0.53 ± 0.26a 0.64 ± 0.04a 0.294 ± 0.0a 35.96 ± 0.33a 40.02 ± 0.27a
Low C/N 7.92 ± 0.027b 3.45 ± 0.11b 0.23 ± 0.40b 0.20 ± 0.02b 0.189 ± 0.0b 22.37 ± 3.16a 11.65 ± 0.44b
  1. alog CFU ml−1
  2. bmg ml−1
  3. cmg PHB g−1 cell dry weight
  4. dmg EPS g−1 cell dry weight
  5. eAmount of dye (crystal violet) used to stain was quantified by measuring at OD595nm
  6. fPercentage (%)