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Table 3 Larval development parameters for Anopheles gambiae

From: An agent-based model of the population dynamics of Anopheles gambiae

Parameter Description Unit/dimension Value used
ρ 25°C Larval development rate per hour at 25°C, assuming that there is no temperature inactivation of the critical enzyme Hour-1 0.037
R The universal gas constant cal × K-1 × mol-1 1.987
Δ H A The enthalpy (change) of activation of the reaction catalyzed by the enzyme cal × K-1 × mol-1 15684
ΔH L The enthalpy change associated with low temperature inactivation of the enzyme cal × K-1 × mol-1 -229902
ΔH H The enthalpy change associated with high temperature inactivation of the enzyme cal × K-1 × mol-1 822285
T 1 2 L The temperature where 50% of the enzyme is inactivated by low temperature K 286.4
T 1 2 H The temperature where 50% of the enzyme is inactivated by high temperature K 310.3
  1. The enzyme kinetics model and the values used are adopted from Depinay et al.[19]. K represents temperature in Kelvin. ρ25°C relates the standard reference temperature (25°C) at which most poikilotherms experience little low or high temperature enzyme inactivation. Details about the enzyme kinetics model can be found in [22, 23].