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Table 3 Cell surface hydrophobicity activity of LAB strains against different solvents and cellular autoaggregation activity at a different time of incubation and EPS production ability

From: Sustainable microbial cell nanofactory for zinc oxide nanoparticles production by zinc-tolerant probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum strain TA4

StrainCell surface hydrophobicity (%)Cellular autoaggregation (%)EPS production
ChloroformTolueneEthyl acetate1 h4 h24 h
TA454.93 ± 0.34a57.99 ± 1.04a41.36 ± 1.18c6.14 ± 0.05ab64.00 ± 0.01a99.33 ± 0.03a
SC854.49 ± 0.16a56.05 ± 0.00a44.40 ± 0.10b3.64 ± 0.00c11.93 ± 0.27c88.69 ± 0.09c
FF228.51 ± 3.51c26.87 ± 0.08b35.47 ± 0.41d4.91 ± 0.57bc14.60 ± 0.20b98.03 ± 0.02b
MPJ1040.94 ± 0.80b11.41 ± 2.08c53.55 ± 0.64a1.95 ± 0.57d13.62 ± 0.54b64.39 ± 0.19d
  1. The results are expressed as mean (n = 3) ± SD, and values within the same column with different superscript letters indicate statistical differences in each strain according to Tukey’s test at p < 0.05