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Figure 3

From: Mosquito Akirin as a potential antigen for malaria control

Figure 3

Effect of immunization with AKR on mosquito biology and infection with P. berghei. Mice were immunized with recombinant AKR or adjuvant/saline and then infected with P. berghei or left uninfected as controls. (A) Surviving mosquitoes. (B) Number of oocyst per midgut with representative fluorescence images of parasite oocyst in mosquito midguts. (C) Representative results for infection intensity. Similar results were obtained in all replicates (N = 5). (D) Representative results for infection rate. Similar results were obtained in all replicates (N = 5). (E) Number of eggs per ovary. (F) Oviposition (representative results for the number of laid eggs/mosquito; similar results were obtained in all replicates; N = 5). The number of parasite oocyst/midgut, eggs/ovary and the number of surviving mosquitoes (Ave ± SD) were compared between mosquitoes fed on immunized and control infected mice by a two-sample comparison using the non-parametric Mann–Whitney test (*P < 0.0001).

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