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Table 2 Geometric mean parasite density (number of parasites per mosquito) and standard deviation of positive mosquitoes tested by qPCR captured with CDC light traps and mouth aspirator from either whole body DNA extraction, head/thorax and abdomen separately or in a pool of five mosquitoes

From: Mosquitoes as a feasible sentinel group for anti-malarial resistance surveillance by Next Generation Sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum

  CDC light traps Mouth aspiration (manual) Total
Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation
Whole body 40.6 54.3 40.6 87.9 40.6 67.8
Head/thorax 12.3 16.4 57.6 113.2 18.9 30.9
Abdomen 72.3 135.0 29.4 57.7 51.9 100.5
Pooled 59.1 119.5 38.6 0.4 55.3 102.5