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Table 1 Mean proportion of recaptured females, female insemination rate and fecundity of An. arabiensis following mating competitiveness experiments in semi-field cages

From: Does mosquito mass-rearing produce an inferior mosquito?

Treatments Ratio S♂:F♂:F♀ Mean of R ± SE (min–max) IR F (mean ± SE)
n % mean ± SE
Unirradiated control-MRS 0:100:100 81.28 ± 3.81 (70–92) 212 64.30 ± 4.15 691.75 ± 177.46
Unirradiated control-SRS 0:100:100 76.20 ± 5.62 (54–84) 199 60.17 ± 4.36 234.50 ± 148.05
Irradiated control-MRS 100:0:100 68.20 ± 3.26 (59–76) 211 53.22 ± 5.85 370.75 ± 281.13
Irradiated control-SRS 100:0:100 73.83 ± 7.94 (49–94) 235 57.34 ± 5.30 598.50 ± 337.80
♂ MRS#:♂SRS:♀SRS 100:100:100 75.08 ± 6.23 (57–97) 280 53.84 ± 2.40 155.00 ± 89.83
♂SRS#:♂ MRS:♀SRS 100:100:100 72.43 ± 4.12 (57–89) 271 50.02 ± 1.47 206.00 ± 55.75
  1. R (% ± SE) average percentage of recaptured females, (min–max) minimum and maximum, IR (% ± SE) proportion of dissected females per treatment, n number of dissected females, F (% ± SE) average number of eggs laid per female, SE standard error, S♂ irradiated male, F♂ unirradiated male, F♀ virgin female