Advancing plateau contact angles of water on the surfaces of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts and carboxylated polystyrene microspheres

Particle typeMean angle (°) (SE)Angle range (°)
Toxoplasma gondii oocysts13.4 (3.42)7.3-19.1
Surrogate microspheres
    DGa11.6 (3.98)7.2-19.5
    Washed DG130.9 (2.96)125.5-135.6
    GBb7.3 (0.18)7.1-7.5
  • a Dragon Green microspheres shipped in the presence of a surfactant were tested as unwashed and washed.

  • b Glacial Blue microspheres.