TABLE 4.

Effect bifidobacteria on the growth of C. difficile in continuous culture

ExptDilution rate (h−1)VesselOrganismViable count (log10 CFu/ml)a
10.501C. difficile8.0 ± 0.1
2C. difficile8.4 ± 0.1
B. adolescentis8.1 ± 0.3
B. catenulatum8.6 ± 0.0
20.521C. difficile8.4 ± 0.0
2C. difficile8.6 ± 0.0
B. angulatum8.2 ± 0.1
B. bifidum7.8 ± 0.1
  • a Mean ± standard deviation (n = 2).