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Table 2 Effect of time of contact between males and females on insemination and hatch rates

From: Mating competitiveness of sterile male Anopheles coluzzii in large cages

  Sterile control   500:100 :100   Untreated control  
Duration of contact 1 day 2 days   1 day 2 days   1 day 2 days  
IR ± SE 59.23 ± 10.97   82.58 ± 5.04 * 85.25 ± 8.90   92.08 ± 1.49 NS 64.10 ± 10.63   82.87 ± 2.59 *
HR ± SE 27.24 ± 6.39   24.68 ± 4.82 NS 43.37 ± 6.02   38.40 ± 6.45 NS 90.07 ± 1.61   88.09 ± 3.18 NS
  1. The insemination rate (IR) and the hatch rate (HR) were compared over a time of one or two days of contact between males and females mosquitoes. SE = Standard Error .NS non-significant and *P < 0.05 between days.