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Table 5 Per capita production of Plasmodium vivax sporozoites and subsequent invasion efficiency into mosquito salivary glands.

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

Volunteer Geometric Mean Oocyst Density (days 7–12) Sporozoites Produced per Oocyst (days 12–18) Proportion of Sporozoites Invading the Salivary Glands (days 12–18)
  Anopheles dirus
17 42 310 0.613
18 5 668 0.791
19 2 350 0.742
20 3 169 0.840
Average ± SD   422 ± 212 0.749 ± 0.085
  Anopheles minimus
16 30 664 0.590
18 2 784 0.826
Average ± SD   724 ± 85 0.708 ± 0.167
  1. Overall average sporozoite production for both mosquito species combined = 508 ± 230 sporozoite/oocyst. Overall proportion of sporozoites entering salivary glands = 0.737 ± 0.099.
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