Cell type

P_{obs}(P_{exp}) 1 μm

P_{obs}(P_{exp}) 0.078 μm

Row total

Chi^{2}


AM

190 (216.7)

176.67 (149.97)

366.67

3.29; 4.75

Epithelial cells

14.69 (11.3)

4.43 (7.82)

19.12

1.017; 1.47

DC

116.22 (92.9)

41 (64.31)

157.22

5.85; 8.45

Column total

320.91 (320.91)

222.1 (222.1)

543.01

24.827

 In the first column, the different cell types, i.e. MDM, epithelial cells, or MDDC, are denoted. In each of the cell types, the mean number of particles was counted (P_{obs}). According to the equation given in the methods section the number of expected particles was calculated (P_{exp}). To see whether the distribution of counted particles within the three cell types was different for the different particle sizes, partial chi^{2} values and total chi^{2} were calculated. For 2 degrees of freedom (31 cell types x 21 particle sizes) and with a total chisquared value of 24.827 the nullhypothesis that the differently sized particles are similarly distributed among the different cells has to be rejected (p < 0.01). Those cell types and particle sizes that make a substantial contribution to the total chisquared (more than 10%) are highlighted in bold letters within the table.