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Table 2 Oocyst development following different separation methods. Ookinetes from Nycodenz cushion and magnet separations were cultured for nine days. The total number of oocysts per well was then counted for three wells. The experiment was replicated four times, using blood from different mice. No significant difference in oocyst numbers was observed between or within experiments (Student's T test, p = >0.05).

From: Isolation of Plasmodium berghei ookinetes in culture using Nycodenz density gradient columns and magnetic isolation

Experiment Magnet Mean no. oocysts per well ± SEM Nycodenz Mean no. oocysts per well ± SEM
1 788 ± 67.7 936 ± 52.6
2 872 ± 56.7 810 ± 64.7
3 773 ± 14.0 793 ± 25.1
4 843 ± 34.1 755 ± 54.2