TABLE 1.

Total aerobe plate counts in oysters

Inoculated strainTotal aerobe plate count (CFU/g)a
After initial uptakeAfter depuration
18 h42 h66 h
C71841.2 × 105 ± 1.7 × 1054.0 × 105 ± 3.8 × 1055.5 × 105 ± 1.9 × 1051.0 × 105 ± 7.1 × 104
C7184AΩ1.4 × 106 ± 1.9 × 1064.8 × 105 ± 3.9 × 1052.3 × 106 ± 3.5 × 1054.5 × 104 ± 6.5 × 104
C7184DΩ3.2 × 105 ± 1.5 × 1054.1 × 105 ± 4.1 × 1054.7 × 105 ± 4.6 × 1053.7 × 104 ± 3.7 × 104
None (control)3.7 × 105 ± 3.2 × 1053.4 × 105 ± 1.9 × 1053.0 × 105 ± 5.7 × 1045.1 × 104 ± 4.2 × 104
  • a Each value represents the mean ± 1 standard deviation.