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Figure 3

From: Anopheles mortality is both age- and Plasmodium-density dependent: implications for malaria transmission

Figure 3

Mortality rate with time post-engorgement. Relationship between the mortality rate of An. stephensi mosquitoes fed on blood containing different densities of P. berghei ookinetes and time post-engorgement (days). Markers correspond to the observed death rates plotted for the mid-point of each time interval. The lines are the best fit hazard model defined in Equation (2) for each parasite density, and the shaded area corresponds to 95% confidence intervals. Panels A to G represent increasing ookinete density per μl of blood fed, with colors as in Figure 2; (A) Control (0 ookinetes). (B) 50 ookinetes. (C) 100 ookinetes. (D) 250 ookinetes. (E) 400 ookinetes. (F) 1,000 ookinetes. (G) 2,000 ookinetes. (H) Hazard curves from each of the parasite densities on a single axis to facilitate comparison; colors as in panels A to G, in order from lowest to highest at time post engorgement = zero (where curves cross the y-axis), 0, 50, 100, 250, 400, 1000 and 2000 ookinetes per μl of blood fed. Figure 4 illustrates how the parameters of the mortality function vary with ookinete density fed to the mosquitoes.

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