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Table 6 Mean activity levels of insecticide detoxifying enzymes in Anopheles nigerrimus, Anopheles peditaeniatus and Anopheles vagus (n = 200 for each value).

From: Multiple insecticide resistance mechanisms involving metabolic changes and insensitive target sites selected in anopheline vectors of malaria in Sri Lanka

Anopheline species esterase activity μmol min-1 mg-1
(± SD)
glutathione S-transferase activity μmol min-1 mg-1
(± SD)
monooxygenase amount
(equivalent units of cytochrome P450)
(± SD)
An. nigerrimus 0.06 (± 0.07) 0.13 (± 0.10) 0.63 (± 0.41)
An. peditaeniatus 0.09 (± 0.08) 0.15 (± 0.16) 0.58 (± 0.52)
An. vagus 0.16 (± 0.13) 0.24 (± 0.20) 0.89 (± 0.87)