TABLE 6.

Ability of cultures to grow and time until visible colony appearance on different media for pure cultures of soil bacteria from commonly isolated and rarely isolated groupsa

Medium% of cultures with ability to growMean time to colony appearance (days)Statistical significance (P value in t test)b
Members of commonly isolated groupsMembers of rarely isolated groupsMembers of commonly isolated groupsMembers of rarely isolated groups
0.1× TSA97335230.03
WSA1004415430.02
CSEA915010355 × 10−4
DNBA1001007304 × 10−5
VGluA100944191 × 10−4
  • a Thirty-two isolates from commonly isolated groups and 18 isolates from rarely isolated groups were tested.

  • b Statistical significance was determined for the differences between times to colony appearance.