TABLE 1.

Total and viable counts of biofilm-associated S. pneumoniae collected from germanium coupons exposed in the biofilm reactor

Time (h) in biofilm reactorCell count (log10 cells/cm2) per coupon surfacea
TotalViable
215.23 ± 0.214.99 ± 0.06
455.15 ± 0.054.21 ± 0.15
695.42 ± 0.144.70 ± 0.13
1414.95 ± 0.113.08 ± 0.28b
1895.15 ± 0.113.85 ± 0.34
  • a Data are means ± standard deviations (n = 3).

  • b n = 2.