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Table 3 Spearman’s correlation analyses between biofilm production and the carriage of specific virulence gene

From: Investigation of biofilm production and its association with genetic and phenotypic characteristics of OM (osteomyelitis) and non-OM orthopedic Staphylococcus aureus

Strain traitSpearman’s rho and P values
TotalOMNon-OM
cna (+)P > 0.05P > 0.05rho = 0.250, P = 0.028
fib (+)rho = 0.234, P = 0.006P > 0.05rho = 0.274, P = 0.016
seb (+)P > 0.05P > 0.05rho = −0.245, P = 0.031
sed (+)P > 0.05P > 0.05rho = −0.262, P = 0.001
sei (+)rho = −0.246, P = 0.004rho = −0.387, P = 0.002P > 0.05
sem (+)rho = −0.224, P = 0.008rho = −0.268, P = 0.039P > 0.05
seo (+)rho = −0.263, P = 0.002rho = −0.360, P = 0.005P > 0.05
hlgv (+)rho = 0.235, P = 0.006P > 0.05rho = 0.240, P = 0.036
lukED (+)rho = 0.283, P = 0.001P > 0.05rho = 0.421, P < 0.001
eta (+)P > 0.05P > 0.05rho = 0.263, P = 0.021