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Table 2 The ability of males to inseminate females as a function of competition and female density. Estimates for the proportion of females inseminated by the addition of one male only (I1) and the rate at which they are inseminated by additional competing males (Ic) were estimated by fitting a simple mechanistic model and the competition index (C) calculated as their quotient (See materials and methods).

From: Behavioural determinants of gene flow in malaria vector populations: Anopheles gambiae males select large females as mates

Females per cage I1 Ic P* C
10 0.422 ± 0.053 0.0073 ± 0.0016 0.992 58 ± 15
30 0.338 ± 0.042 0.0040 ± 0.0009 0.932 84 ± 21
100 0.362 ± 0.045 0.0031 ± 0.0009 0.336 116 ± 37
  1. * Pearsons goodness of fit statistic