Antibacterial properties of the fabrics shown on total agar plate counts. The fabric samples, A0 and A4, were incubated in the presence of S. aureus and E. coli before plating and then incubating the agar plates for 24 h. The number of bacterial colonies that appear on the agar plate, relative to the control, reflects the antimicrobial (bacteriostatic and mainly bactericidal) properties of the fabric samples. The colonies were counted and the percent reduction of viable (proliferation competent) bacteria was calculated (Table 2).
Kulthong et al. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2010 7:8 doi:10.1186/1743-8977-7-8