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Table 4 Plasmodium vivax oocyst growth in Anopheles dirus and A. minimus mosquitoes during late sporogony. Values indicate mean oocyst diameters (μm) with 95% confidence intervals in parentheses and accompanying letters signifying statistically significant differences in mean diameters.

From: Population dynamics of sporogony for Plasmodium vivax parasites from western Thailand developing within three species of colonized Anopheles mosquitoes

Day 7 9 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Oocyst Diameter (μm) 27 c (22–32) 31 c (27–35) 34 c (31–36) 49 b (46–51) 58 a (55–61) 58 a (55–62) 55 ab (52–58) 53 ab (46–60) 52 ab (42–63)
No. Mosq. 13 12 28 58 64 57 47 24 15
  1. *Different letters indicate significant differences in oocyst diameter (Tukey post-hoc test, p < 0.05).
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