Table 3.

Frequency of particle movements inside the oropharyngeal cavity before and after raker removal in O. aureus

Frequency of particle movement (%)
Category of particle movementGill rakers intactGill rakers removed
Traveled posteriorly without contacting oropharyngeal surfaces84±284±21
Disappeared between rakers/arches8±615±21
Bounced off rakers/arches5±21±0
Stuck on rakers/arches3±60
  • Values are means ± s.d., N=3 individuals