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From: Sub-inhibitory concentrations of some antibiotics can drive diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations in artificial sputum medium

Figure 3

Variations in zones of inhibition within LESB58 populations. The 120 LESB58 isolates obtained from the triplicate ASM cultures were assessed for susceptibility to six commonly used antibiotics (ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, colistin, meropenem, tazobactam/piperacillin and tobramycin). Boxplots showing the range in the diameter of the zones of inhibition to these antibiotics are presented. 1. LB (18 hours) 2. ASM 3. ASM with ceftazidime 4. ASM with colistin 5. ASM with meropenem 6. ASM with tobramycin 7. ASM with azithromycin 8. Normal range of LESB58 (Groups 1–8: n = 120). The red line represents the cut-off for the sensitivity of P. aeruginosa to the antibiotics tested, in accordance with the guidelines of Andrews and Howe [37]. The values above the red line denote a higher sensitivity to antibiotics and the values below the line denote a higher resistance.

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