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Table 5 Physical properties of the conidial surface

From: Melanin is an essential component for the integrity of the cell wall of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia

Strain or isolate number Zeta potential (mV) Water/hexadecane (%)1 PEG/dextran2
Reference strains    
   CBS 113.26 - 43.8 10 2.37
   IHEM 18963 - 39.1 11 2.8
Mutant isolates    
   IHEM 2508 - 21.5 2 2.04
   IHEM 9860 - 26 0.05 1.14
   IHEM 15998 - 25.6 2.2 1.8
  1. 1 Results are expressed as the percentage of conidia that were excluded from the aqueous phase.
  2. 2 Results are expressed as the ratio between the absorbance of the upper phase (rich in PEG and hydrophobic) and that of the lower phase (rich in dextran and hydrophilic)