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Table 1 Biovolume of S. mutans UA159 biofilms after treatments by COMSTAT analysis.

From: Influences of naturally occurring agents in combination with fluoride on gene expression and structural organization of Streptococcus mutans in biofilms

Treatments* MFar125F MFar250F 250F Vehicle control
Biofilm components Bacteria EPS Bacteria EPS Bacteria EPS Bacteria EPS
Biovolume 6.3 ± 1.6 A 8.8 ± 2.0 δ 5.4 ± 1.0 A 9.3 ± 0.9 δ 12.3 ± 3.5 B 13.2 ± 0.9 ε 12.0 ± 6.7 B 15.0 ± 5.7 ε
  1. Values (SD, n = 15) in the same line for bacteria followed by the same letters are not significantly different from each other (p > 0.05, ANOVA, comparison for all pairs using Tukey test).
  2. Values (SD, n = 15) in the same line for EPS followed by the same symbols are not significantly different from each other (p > 0.05, ANOVA, comparison for all pairs using Tukey test).
  3. MFar125F - myricetin, tt-farnesol and 125 ppm F; MFar250F - myricetin, tt-farnesol and 250 ppm F; 250F - 250 ppm F; Vehicle control - 20% ethanol containing 2.5% DMSO (v/v).