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Table 2 Description of the gametocytaemia used for each of the three standard membrane feeding assays (SMFA), number of days kept post blood feeding, number of mosquitoes processed by quantitative PCR (qPCR),  % prevalence, and the intensity of infection described as the median and interquartile range (IQR) of the number of parasite genomes per μl of DNA extract present in infected mosquitoes, excluding mosquitoes with no infection

From: Detection of Plasmodium falciparum infected Anopheles gambiae using near-infrared spectroscopy

SMFA Estimated gametocytaemia Day post- infectious blood meal No. mosquitoes tested
(n = 634)
Positive
(N = 423)
% prevalence of infection Intensity of infection: median number of parasite genomes and IQR.
1 1% 7 175 105 60.0% 680 (283–1625)
14 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.
2 0.1% 7 104 73 70.2% 456 (67–2052)
14 99 47 47% 516 (211–6081)
3 0.1% 7 114 85 74.6% 2995 (3210–8881)
14 142 113 80% 10,114 (2540–29,145)