Table 2

Estimation of the proportions of different mycobacterial populations in a culture at different growth stages by flow cytometry

OD600Mean % of mycobacterial population ± SD
DC (%)LCDM (%)LCIM (%)
∼0.54.5 ± 5.23.7 ± 292 ± 4.5
∼12.6 ± 0.8410.1 ± 2.1787.22 ± 2.06
>22.5 ± 1.611.2 ± 2.586.3 ± 4.02