TABLE 1.

Distribution of R. oryzae burden in infected untreated diabetic mice as determined by qPCRa

TissueLog10 spore equivalents/g of tissue
Brain6.60 ± 0.07
Kidney4.81 ± 0.68
Spleen3.84 ± 0.03
Liver3.77 ± 0.34
Lung3.30 ± 0.49
  • a Mice (n = 5) were infected with 5 × 104 spores of R. oryzae and were euthanized at 72 h postinfection. Values are means ± standard errors.