TABLE 3.

Composition of the biofilm matrix of biofilms of S. epidermidis M187 and S. haemolyticus M176 formed in the presence and absence of a sub-MIC concentration of dicloxacillin

StrainTreatmentaProtein concn (μg/108 cells)Polysaccharide concn (μg/108 cells)
M187CT3.39 ± 0.20b1.52 ± 0.32
M187DCX2.81 ± 0.740.99 ± 0.39
M176CT3.26 ± 0.350.98 ± 0.48
M176DCX1.37 ± 0.381.77 ± 0.59
  • a CT, cells grown in the absence of dicloxacillin; DCX, cells grown in the presence of dicloxacillin.

  • b The values are means ± standard deviations.