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Table 3 Comparison of MALDI-TOF profiles of uninfected and P. berghei-infected An. stephensi mosquitoes and determination of distinguishing peak masses

From: MALDI-TOF MS as an innovative tool for detection of Plasmodium parasites in Anopheles mosquitoes

Mass m/z (Da) An. stephensi An. stephensi infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA
3368 No Yes
3441 No Yes
4430 Yes No
5084 Yes No
5187 Yes No
5384 No Yes
5644 No Yes
5803 No Yes
6351 Yes No
6790 Yes No
7521 No Yes
8448 Yes No
12,264 No Yes
  1. Determination of the CT differential peaks between An. stephensi infected or not with P. berghei obtained with the Genetic Algorithm tool of ClinProTools 2.2 software. All mosquitoes are from the same laboratory rearing