Effect of alterations in EPS on aggregation profiles of
FI9785. (A) the aggregation percentage of wild type and mutant strains after overnight incubation (16 h) analysed by FCM, *, p < 0.05, **, p < 0.01; (B) OD600 measurements of L. johnsonii FI9785 (▲), epsC
D88N (■), epsC
::pepsC (□), ΔepsE (●), ΔepsE::pepsES (○) and ΔepsE::pepsEA/S (♦) over an 8 h time period at room temperature.