TABLE 2.

Temporal changes in properties of MVs and cells

Cultivation time (h)MVsCell zeta potentialc (mV)
Buoyant densitya (g/ml)Hydrodynamic diamb (Z avg [nm])Zeta potentialc (mV)
4.51.08, 1.11105.2 ± 7.2−8.4 ± 1.3−35.0 ± 1.2
61.10, 1.14107.3 ± 12.1−14.4 ± 1.8−34.3 ± 0.8
91.13, 1.14111.8 ± 16.2−18.2 ± 1.9−34.2 ± 0.6
121.15, 1.17118.8 ± 8.3−24.8 ± 1.4−34.7 ± 0.3
  • a Data are minimum and maximum densities of fractions including MVs.

  • b Data are the means ± standard deviations of the average intensity from three independent assays.

  • c Data are the means ± standard deviations from three independent experiments carried out in triplicate.