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Fig. 6 | Microbial Cell Factories

Fig. 6

From: Biosurfactant from vaginal Lactobacillus crispatus BC1 as a promising agent to interfere with Candida adhesion

Fig. 6

Interference of biosurfactant (BS) from L. crispatus BC1 with Candida adhesion to HeLa cells. C. albicans 1, 2 and 4 (ac), C. tropicalis (d) C. krusei (e) and C. glabrata (f). Exclusion, competition and displacement mechanisms were studied. The results were expresses as percentages of adherent yeasts per HeLa cell and compared to adhesion without BS (control value), taken as 100%. Data are plotted as average values of number of Candida/HeLa cells (%) ± standard error. Statistically significant differences in mean values in each test (exclusion, competition, displacement) are indicated by different letters (P < 0.05)

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