Agar plate-based linoleic acid survival assay. Relative survival of sssF+ (including MS1146) and sssF- S. saprophyticus strains on BHI agar medium supplemented with 0.85 M NaCl and containing 0 mM (A) or 5 mM (B) linoleic acid. The presence of the sssF gene is associated with increased (30-fold) resistance to linoleic acid. Serial dilutions of overnight S. saprophyticus cultures (2.5 μl) were spotted onto BHI agar + 0.85 M NaCl, containing 0 mM and 5 mM linoleic acid, 1% ethanol. The neat to 10-5 dilutions are as indicated.