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Table 1 Rickettsial quantification in BME26 cells

From: Immune-related redox metabolism of embryonic cells of the tick Rhipicephalus microplus (BME26) in response to infection with Anaplasma marginale

Post-infection (h) A. marginate infection R. rickettsii infection
  Number of bacteria/flask % BME26 mortality Number of bacteria/flask % BME26 mortality
6 4.21 × 107 ± 1.15 × 107 10 ± 2 nd 4 ± 0.8
24 6.66 × 107 ± 6.39 ± 106 16 ± 4 nd 11 ± 2
48 4.86 × 107 ± 7.77 × 106 16 ± 8 2.04 × 106 ± 4.32 × 105 7 ± 3
72 6.55 × 107 ± 2.38 × 107 19 ± 6 1.18 × 106 ± 4.52 × 105 45 ± 4
  1. The infection of BME26 cells was monitored by absolute qPCR. The mortality of BME26 cells was monitored by trypan blue staining under light microscopy (adapted from Rosa et al. [17]). Abbreviation: nd, not detected by qPCR