Table 2

Degradation of bacterial cell wall preparations by lysozyme

SubstrateLysozyme 5 hLysozyme 24 h
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E aerofaciens
 Crude cell wall2.015.61.920.7
 De-O-acylated5.331.07.530.7
 PG-PS1.915.83.923.5
 PG075.9079.3
E limosum
 Crude cell wall0.724.44.758.5
  • Results are given as the percentage decrease of the OD560 after five hours and 24 hours' incubation with or without lysozyme, compared with the OD560 at time 0. Mean values from triplicate experiments are given.