TABLE 1.

Growth parameters for planktonic cells grown in the presence or absence of a sub-MIC concentration of dicloxacillin

StrainTreatmentaDoubling time in log phase (min)Stationary phase concn (109 CFU/ml)
M187CT60 ± 8b8.2 ± 0.9
M187DCX66 ± 107.2 ± 1.4
M176CT59 ± 84.6 ± 0.8
M176DCX67 ± 55.1 ± 1.4
  • a CT, cells grown in the absence of dicloxacillin (control); DCX, cells grown in the presence of dicloxacillin.

  • b The values are means ± standard deviations.