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Table 1 Estimation of egg production for 100 females by in-tube forced oviposition

From: Efficient method for establishing F1 progeny from wild populations of Anopheles mosquitoes

Species Proportion of females laying eggs in tubes (%) Egg number per female laying eggs Yield for 100 females
Mean SD Egg number SD Range
An. coustani 71.07 71.83 43.96 5106.83 3124.24 [1983; 8231]
An. funestus 64.64 81.17 26.24 5246.95 1696.15 [3551; 6943]
An. mascarensis 54.22 68.63 24.53 3720.88 1330.02 [2391; 5051]
An. arabiensis 60.26 48.4 28.59 2916.67 1722.83 [1194; 4640]
An. squamosus 35.63 48.13 32.78 1714.57 1167.95 [547; 2883]
  1. The egg mean number corresponds to pooled data from anaesthetized and non-anaesthetized females; SD standard deviation. The yield standard deviation was calculated as follows: mean egg number per female SD × Proportion %