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Table 1 Hatching time of the eggs of An. arabiensis (A) and the molecular forms of An. gambiae (M and S) in different water types. Differences between forms in the same type of water are shown (see text for details).

From: The distribution of hatching time in Anopheles gambiae

Water   Species Hatch time (d) p.o. 2 df χ2 tests (**= P<0.01 ***=P<0.001)
type N Form 2–3 4–7 8–15 M – S M – A S – A
dH2O 2,665 A 87.3 12.4 0.4 37.7*** 85.2*** 23.6***
  716 M 91.3 5.0 3.6    
  1,730 S 91.6 7.8 0.6    
Rice 3,835 A 82.6 16.4 1.1 12.1** 100.9*** 103.8***
  1,129 M 92.2 5.2 2.6    
  2,538 S 90.1 7.6 1.5    
Rock-pool 3,862 A 84.5 15.0 0.5 70.6*** 186.9*** 107.6***
  1,086 M 97.8 0.5 1.7    
  2,536 S 92.8 6.6 0.6    
Puddle 3,482 A 62.2 34.7 3.1 237.4*** 548.4*** 236.8***
  1,195 M 92.2 0.6 7.2    
  2,432 S 80.6 16.8 2.6    
Total 27,206 overall 84.5 13.8 1.7    
Total w/o Puddle 20,097 overall 88.4 10.6 1.0