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Table 5 Fecundity of An. gambiae offered three blood meals and exposed to each nutritional regime

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

Nutritional regime N Number of eggs produced Mean ± SE Number of eggs retained Mean ± SE (per female retaining) % Mosquitoes ovipositing Mean ± SE Oviposition index P Number of eggs laid Mean ± SE (per female laying) % Eggs hatched Mean ± SE
Glucose (6%) 117 76.5 ± 3.5ab 60.4 ± 5.2a 71.2 ± 6.7a 0* NA 77.0 ± 4.6a 67.4 ± 1.2a
T. stans 115 63.4 ± 3.1ab 50.1 ± 4.0a 69.2 ± 6.7a 0.02a 0.85 67.4 ± 3.9a 69.0 ± 6.8a
S. didymobotrya 115 70.1 ± 3.2ab 63.1 ± 5.0a 64.5 ± 6.8ab 0.09a 0.78 68.0 ± 4.2a 61.9 ± 3.3a
R. communis 90 78.2 ± 3.7a 67.4 ± 5.5a 60.5 ± 7.3ab 0.15a 0.75 79.3 ± 4.7a 58.3 ± 7.7a
H. patens 95 66.0 ± 3.5ab 60.5 ± 4.5a 46.8 ± 8.0bc 0.34b 0.46 67.7 ± 5.8a 67.3 ± 9.1a
L. camara 82 70.6 ± 3.8ab 65.0 ± 5.8a 40.2 ± 7.6c 0.43bc 0.03 75.6 ± 5.1a 67.8 ± 4.1a
P. hysterophorus 80 60.4 ± 3.6b 53.7 ± 6.1a 39.1 ± 10.7c 0.45bc 0.02 57.8 ± 4.1a 34.4 ± 4.9a
Water 69 66.7 ± 3.9ab 67.2 ± 4.8a 27.5 ± 6.8c 0.60c 0.007 58.5 ± 6.1a 61.6 ± 17.4a
  1. N is number of mosquitoes tested; SE is standard error of mean
  2. Oviposition index: (C-T)/C [(glucose control - treatment)/glucose control] expresses the effect of each treatment on the percentage of mosquitoes ovipositing, relative to the positive control (glucose)
  3. Any two means in the same column sharing a letter superscript in common are not significantly different (SNK test at α = 0.05)
  4. * Reference group