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Table 1 Efficiency of COPAS sorting and survival of sorted larvae

From: High-throughput sorting of mosquito larvae for laboratory studies and for future vector control interventions

   Number of COPAS sortings
  0 1 2 3 4
Sorted sex - males females males females
Sorted larvae 150 154 150 153 153
Survivors 110 118 117 112 129
Survival rate 73.3% 76.6% 78.0% 73.2% 84.3%
Sorting efficiency 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  1. A population of newly hatched DSX larvae was passed through the COPAS machine the indicated number of times and larvae of the indicated sex were requested successively. The number of larvae surviving to adulthood was scored and the sex of the resulting adults was verified. No error was found and survival was not affected by the number of passes through the machine.