Table 1.

Contribution of subpopulations to total cell population associated with chitin and silicon surfaces

Surfacea% Subpopulation (mean ± SD)
chiA positive-chitinase positivechiA positive-chitinase negativechiA negative-chitinase negativechiA negative-chitinase positiveCell negative-chitinase positive
Chitin25.2 ± 7.131.8 ± 8.739.0 ± 12.41.33 ± 0.191.61 ± 0.29
Silicon20.8 ± 4.644.2 ± 8.232.7 ± 6.11.25 ± 0.270.88 ± 0.26
  • a A total of 1,780 and 1,149 cells were counted on the chitin and silicon surfaces, respectively.