TABLE 2.

Survival of strain LB-34T and D. radiodurans R1 following prolonged desiccation

WeekSurviving fraction
D. radiodurans R1Strain LB-34T
10.98 ± 0.02a0.99 ± 0.07
21.01 ± 0.081.05 ± 0.14
30.97 ± 0.060.94 ± 0.08
40.85 ± 0.020.87 ± 0.02
50.85 ± 0.020.75 ± 0.15
60.82 ± 0.030.55 ± 0.18
  • a The values are the means ± standard deviations for the surviving fraction obtained from three independent trials (n = 9).