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Table 5 Biofilm formation in CNS in relation to methicillin susceptibility

From: Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of biofilm producing clinical coagulase negative staphylococci from Nepal and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern

Biofilm MRCNS MSCNS p-value
Congo red agar (CRA)    0.322
 Present 26 (18.2%) 17 (23.9%)  
 Absent 117 (81.8%) 54 (76.1%)  
Tube adherence method (TM)    0.447
 Present 43 (30.1%) 25 (35.2%)  
 Absent 100 (69.9%) 46 (64.8%)  
Tissue culture plate (TCP)    0.529
 Present 58 (40.6%) 32 (45.1%)  
 Absent 85 (59.4%) 39 (54.9%)  
ica genes    0.824
 Present 28 (19.6%) 13 (18.3%)  
 Absent 115 (80.4%) 58 (81.7%)  
  1. MRCNS Methicillin resistant CNS, MSCNS Methicillin sensitive CNS