Table 2

Comparison of phage adsorption and adsorption rate constant of control with those of antibiotic-pretreated S. aureus ATCC 43300

Pretreatment (μg/ml)Mean phage adsorption time (min) ± SDaka (ml/min)
T50T75T100
Control3.0 ± 0.527.0 ± 0.6421.3 ± 1.151.05 × 10−9
Linezolid (1)1.7 ± 0.20b3.7 ± 0.21b14.6 ± 1.12b1.43 × 10−8
Tetracycline (0.25)1.4 ± 0.31b3.8 ± 0.25b15.3 ± 1.15b0.63 × 10−8
Clarithromycin (4)2.0 ± 0.50b3.5 ± 0.25b17.4 ± 1.110.59 × 10−8
Telithromycin (4)2.0 ± 0.28b4.0 ± 0.36b18.6 ± 1.120.28 × 10−8
  • a Values are means ± standard deviations of three values. T50, T75, T100, times to 50%, 75%, and 100% adsorption.

  • b Data have P values of <0.05, which is considered statistically significant.