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Figure 6: Growth and survival of recombinant M. fortuitum strains under stress conditions. The figure shows growth behavior of the strains VC, HS, and HA under (a) in vitro nutrient starvation, and (b) SDS-induced detergent stress. HA showed a decrease in CFU count relative to HS and VC, after 4 h of incubation under nutrient-starved condition; while, all the three strains showed similar growth behavior under in vitro detergent stress conditions. Statistical significance was checked by Student's t-test, in reference to the control strain VC. * denotes P < 0.05, ** denotes P < 0.01, and *** denotes P < 0.001. M. fortuitum: Mycobacterium fortuitum, VC: Vector control, SDS: Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate, CFU: Colony-forming units

Figure 6: Growth and survival of recombinant <i>M. fortuitum</i> strains under stress conditions. The figure shows growth behavior of the strains VC, HS, and HA under (a) <i>in vitro</i> nutrient starvation, and (b) SDS-induced detergent stress. HA showed a decrease in CFU count relative to HS and VC, after 4 h of incubation under nutrient-starved condition; while, all the three strains showed similar growth behavior under <i>in vitro</i> detergent stress conditions. Statistical significance was checked by Student's <i>t</i>-test, in reference to the control strain VC. * denotes <i>P</i> < 0.05, ** denotes <i>P</i> < 0.01, and *** denotes <i>P</i> < 0.001. <i>M. fortuitum</i>: <i>Mycobacterium fortuitum,</i> VC: Vector control, SDS: Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate, CFU: Colony-forming units