Strain | No. of viable cells after treatment^{a} | |||
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Osmotic pressure | Osmotic shock | Desiccation | ||

Glucose (1 M) | Glucose (2 M) | |||

Wild-type Sp7 | (2.5 ± 0.4) × 10^{8} A | (10 ± 0.54) × 10^{6} A | (7.8 ± 0.6) × 10^{6} A | (2.85 ± 1.2) × 10^{8} A |

phbC mutant | (1.5 ± 0.1) × 10^{8} A | (14 ± 0.8) × 10^{2} B | (1.8 ± 1.2) × 10^{6} B | (4 ± 2.7) × 10^{7} B |

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*a*The initial number of cells for each treatment was 6 × 10^{8}cells. The experiment was performed three times, and similar results were obtained each time. The values are the means ± standard errors for three replicates per treatment. Within a column different letters after values indicate that there is a significant difference at a*P*value of 0.05, as determined by a*t*test.