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Table 4 The combination effect of the treatments of PMA with triton x-100 or sarkosyl on live S. aureus cells assessed by qPCR

From: An improved assay for rapid detection of viable Staphylococcus aureus cells by incorporating surfactant and PMA treatments in qPCR

PMA concentration (μM) Triton x-100 (0.5%) Sarkosyl (0.025%)
1 27.33 ± 0.12a 28.64 ± 0.13
4 27.94 ± 0.04 b 29.10 ± 0.04
10 27.71 ± 0.25 29.65 ± 0.34
40 27.94 ± 0.04 29.54 ± 0.40
100 28.76 ± 0.13 28.64 ± 0.13
NCc 23.15 ± 0.10 26.24 ± 0.09
  1. arefers to the mean Cqvalue of the triplicates ± standard deviation
  2. bbold-faced number refers to a value of a sample treated with the same concentration of PMA that demonstrated a significant difference (p < 0.05) between the two surfactants used
  3. cNC refers to a negative control that was treated only with a surfactant but no PMA treatment