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Table 5 Bacterial species richness from fresh and preserved Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus

From: Microbiota identified from preserved Anopheles

OTUs Fresh Preserved
Culture-dependent Culture-independent Culture-dependent Culture-independent
An. arabiensis An. funestus An. arabiensis An. funestus An. arabiensis An. funestus An. arabiensis An. funestus
Females 8 6 26 19 7 10 201 202
Males 9 10 33 42 13 11 245 233
Total 17 16 59 61 20 21 446 435
  1. Species richness was identified by culture-dependent and culture-independent methods and measured as the number of OTUs