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Table 2 Competitiveness index of irradiated Anopheles arabiensis males and induced sterility in large cage experiment

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

Treatments Ratio S♂:F♂:F♀ Hatch rate (% mean ± SE) C (mean ± SE) IS (% ± SE)
Unirradiated control-MRS 0:100:100 84.22 ± 2.88a   
Unirradiated control-SRS 0:100:100 86.22 ± 2.70a   
Irradiated control-MRS# 100:0:100 19.14 ± 1.45b   
Irradiated control-SRS# 100:0:100 20.85 ± 0.77b   
♂ MRS#:♂SRS:♀SRS 100:100:100 61.07 ± 2.32c 0.58 ± 0.10 27.81 ± 3.79
♂SRS#:♂ MRS:♀SRS 100:100:100 61.79 ± 2.05c 0.59 ± 0.07 27.94 ± 2.21
  1. Significantly differences between hatch rates are indicated by different letters (Tukey’s posthoc test, P < 0.05)
  2. C competitiveness index, IS induced sterility, SE standard error, S♂ irradiated male, F♂ unirradiated male, F♀ virgin female
  3. #Irradiated male