Figure 1: Effect of sodium octanoate on S. aureus growth and bovine mammary epithelial cell viability. (a) S. aureus was cultured in the presence of NaO and bacteria growth was monitored turbidimetrically (600 nm) after 24 h. (b) bMECs were cultured with NaO and viability was determined by MTT assay at 24 h. In all cases, concentrations evaluated were 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 mM. Each point in (a) or each bar in (b) shows the mean of triplicates ± SE of three independent experiments.