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From: Optimization of Plasmodium vivax sporozoite production from Anopheles stephensi in South West India

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Mosquito-feeding rates and survival rates of wild and laboratory-colonized Anopheles stephensi. Blood-feeding rate was determined by the proportion of engorged mosquitoes relative to total mosquitoes tested. A Effect of mosquito starvation period on feeding rates of wild and laboratory-colonized mosquitoes. Long starvation is 16–21 h before feeding. Short starvation is 4–6 h before feeding. Data are represented as mean ± standard deviations (SDs) from three independent experiments. Means were compared using t-test: ***P < 0.001; ****P < 0.0001. B Survival rate of mosquitoes after malaria infection was determined by comparing the number of viable mosquitoes 7 days and 14 days post-patient blood feeding to the total number of engorged mosquitoes on day 0. Paired-infections with the same P. vivax blood donor were performed with laboratory-colonized mosquitoes compared to age-matched wild mosquitoes (N = 3). Data are shown as means and SDs

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