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Table 2 Mean (± SE) induced sterility levels and mean (± SE) fecundity of females mated with An. arabiensis males irradiated in the pupal or adult stage. A range is indicated where number of replicates is <2 (n: total number of females alive at onset of egg-laying period; Nd: not done).

From: Radiation-induced sterility for pupal and adult stages of the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis

Treatment Dose (Gy) Pupal irradiation Adult irradiation
Replicates Induced sterility Fecundity n Replicates Induced sterility Fecundity n
0 7 0.0 45 ± 4.9 266 4 0.0 42 ± 11.6 169
25 2 35.4 (32.3–38.5) 32 (25–38) 56 2 38.9 (38.7–39.0) 69 (62–76) 84
35 2 44.8 (35.7–53.8) 52 (49–54) 59 Nd    
45 3 68.3 ± 6.9 42 ± 5.7 125 Nd    
50 4 76.0 ± 4.6 34 ± 5.0 178 3 71.7 ± 5.8 46 ± 11.0 135
60 3 78.6 ± 5.7 39 ± 8.6 104 3 88.2 ± 2.2 29 ± 13.4 134
70 3 83.4 ± 2.1 41± 12.0 120 3 92.4 ± 2.5 40 ± 16.2 130
80 3 91.0 ± 3.4 42 ± 5.5 104 3 96.7 ± 0.5 34 ± 10.7 115
100 2 98.6 (98.5–98.7) 34 (26–41) 101 2 98.1 (97.2–98.9) 41 (21–60) 86
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