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Table 2 Survival times in days of An. gambiae exposed to different nutritional regimes

From: Effect of discriminative plant-sugar feeding on the survival and fecundity of Anopheles gambiae

Nutritional regime   N Median Mean ± SE Range Survival index P
Glucose (6%)   300 16.0 17.1a 0.4 2.0 – 35.0 0.00* NA
T. stans   294 12.0 13.4b 0.5 2.0 – 55.0 0.18a 0.06
S. didymobotrya   278 11.0 11.6c 0.3 2.0 – 34.0 0.30a 0.03
R. communis   293 10.0 11.4c 0.4 2.0 – 37.0 0.32a 0.01
H. patens   288 7.0 7.7d 0.3 2.0 – 32.0 0.50b 0.001
L. camara   286 6.0 7.2d 0.2 2.0 – 26.0 0.58b <0.001
P. hysterophorus   290 4.0 4.7e 0.2 2.0 – 26.0 0.72c <0.001
Water (-ve control)   297 3.0 3.8e 0.1 2.0 – 12.0 0.77c <0.001
None (2nd -ve control)   296 3.0 3.0e 0.0 2.0 – 6.0 0.80c <0.001
  1. N is total number of mosquitoes tested
  2. SE is Standard error of mean
  3. Survival index: (C-T)/C [(glucose control - treatment)/glucose control] expresses the effect of each treatment on the mean survival time of mosquitoes relative to the positive control (glucose)
  4. Means and survival index with different letter superscripts in the same column are significantly different (SNK test at α = 0.05)
  5. * Reference group