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

Fig. 3

Effect of serum replacement on mosquito infections. Serum replacement was prepared by replacing patient plasma with naïve serum. Mosquitoes were separated into two groups; one group was fed on whole blood and the other, with serum-replaced blood. A Mercurochrome stained midgut oocysts, dissected 7 days post feeding. B Effect of serum replacement on oocyst infection prevalence and intensity. C Salivary gland sporozoites dissected 14 days post feeding. D Effect of serum replacement on sporozoite infection prevalence and intensity. Each circle represents a mean number of oocysts/sporozoites in individual mosquito. Pie charts represent the prevalence of infections. Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test was used to assess the differences in infection prevalence and intensity; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001

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