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Table 1 Values, definition and bounds of the parameters used in the model and for the sensitivity analysis (* indicates the parameters used in the multivariate sensitivity analysis). The parameters' values were chosen to mimic an infection by Plasmodium falciparum carried by An. gambiae s.s. in an adult.

From: The unexpected importance of mosquito oviposition behaviour for malaria: non-productive larval habitats can be sources for malaria transmission

Symbol Definition Values (bounds) References
r -1 Human recovery period 100 days [47, 48]
A u Human biting rate 0.5 bites.mosquitoes-1.day-1 [1, 7, 47]
b Probability that a bite leads to infection among humans 0.5 [49]
c Probability that a bite leads to infection among mosquitoes 0.15 [49]
ς ψ Migration rate during host seeking 10 patches, 2 (This paper)
w* Migration rate during oviposition 10 (1–17) patches (This paper)
A f -1* Resting period before oviposition 2 (1–3) days [1, 45, 46]
μ-1* Mosquitoes lifespan 10 (5–20) days [47, 48]
θ-1 Incubation period 10 days [7, 47-49]