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Table 1 Autodissemation of M. anisopliae from females to males An. gambiae s.s.. The proportions of male mosquitoes infected are shown with the differences in survival of fungus-infected males compared to uninfected males within the test groups.

From: Autodissemination of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae amongst adults of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s.

Bioassay Ratio Average %(± SEMa) of males infected Survival analysis (Kaplan Meier) Average age of males at time of death (days)
infected uninfected
1 1:1 26.1 ± 5.3 F = 2.73;
p = 0.098
10.3 ± 0.7 18.6 ± 0.8b
2 1:1 34.0 ± 0.6 F = 3.39;
p = 0.065
11.3 ± 1.9 15.6 ± 1.6b
3 1:10 10.7 ± 3.2 F = 13.02;
p = 0.001
13.1 ± 1.3 17.9 ± 0.6b
  1. a: SEM = standard error of mean
  2. b: Significant difference (p < 0.05) between infected and uninfected males using GLM analysis (Genstat 7.0).