Comparison of the bacterial growth before desiccation (A and C) and bacterial growth after rehydration of desiccated cells (at 18 DABD) (B and D)
. Experimented strains were
T29A (A and B) and the mutant KvDSM 15 (C and D); selected as “presumptively sensitive”. MSDP method was used for the quantification of bacterial cells (CFU/mL). It is noteworthy that the mutant strain exhibited a considerable decrease in its survival.