Table 1

Strain virulence in the mouse infection model (BALB/c)

Strain

Inoculum (cfu)

Mortality 4 days post infection

Mortality 13 days post infection


PBS

0

0/6

0/6

BpK96243

9

0/6

0/6

118

0/6

4/6 (66.7%)

380

0/6

4/6 (66.7%)

1180

0/6

5/6 (83%)

3600

1/6 (16.7%)

6/6 (100%)

Bp22

6

0/6

2/6 (33%)

19

0/6

5/6 (83%)

58

0/6

5/6 (83%)

175

1/6 (16.7%)

6/6 (100%)

525

2/6 (33%)

6/6 (100%)

BtE264

1000

0/6

0/6

104

0/6

0/6

105

0/6

0/6

106

0/6

0/6

107

1/6 (16.7%)

1/6 (16.7%)

BtE555

1,000

0/6

0/6

104

0/6

0/6

105

0/6

0/6

106

0/6

0/6

107

4/6 (66.7%)

4/6 (66.7)


Infection assays in BALB/c mice. Mice were monitored for up to 13 days post-infection with different starting amounts of bacteria (cfu column). Note the differences in cfu between Bp and Bt strains (starting cfu 6 to 9 versus 1,000). PBS, phosphate-buffered saline.

Sim et al. Genome Biology 2010 11:R89   doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-8-r89

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