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Table 1 Characteristics of Anopheles used to create databases and panels

From: New assessment of Anopheles vector species identification using MALDI-TOF MS

Species Country Source Collection year, storage Mean delay until analyses No. males No. females No. engorged females Anatomic part to be tested Database number
Anopheles gambiae Kenya, Kisumu Lab reared, IRDa Montpellier 2015, − 80 °C 1 year 5 5 0 Head, thorax, legs 1, 2, 3, 4
Anopheles funestus Mali Field caught 2016, N2, then − 20 °C 2 months 0 5 0 Head, thorax, legs 1, 2, 3, 4
Anopheles arabiensis South Africa Lab reared, University of Pretoria 2018, silica gel, ambient T, then − 20 °C 3 weeks 2 3 0 Head, thorax, legs 1, 2, 3, 4
Anopheles gambiae Mali Field caught 2016, N2, then − 20 °C 2 years 5 5 1 Head, thorax, legs 2, 4
Anopheles arabiensis Senegal Field caught 2018, silica gel, ambient T, then − 20 °C 3 weeks 5 5 0 Head, thorax, legs 3, 4
Anopheles gambiae Mali Field caught 2016, N2, then − 20 °C 2 months 12 40 12 Head, thorax, legs Panel A
Anopheles gambiae Guinea Field caught 2019, silica gel, ambient T, then − 20 °C 2 months 0 40 6 Head, thorax, legs Panel B
  1. aIRD: French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development