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Table 1 The accuracy of NIRS for predicting the age and species of semi-field and wild An. arabiensis and An. gambiae s.s.

From: Near-infrared spectroscopy as a complementary age grading and species identification tool for African malaria vectors

Condition An. arabiensis An. gambiae s.s.
  Age Species ID Age Species ID
  No. scanned %correct No. scanned %correct No. scanned %correct No. scanned %correct
Semi field 377 89 202 89* 327 78 201 91*
Wild 11 N/A** 11 N/A*** 94 NA** 94 90
  1. ID-Identification
  2. No. -Number
  3. *Accuracy for 1, 5, 7, 11 and 12 d An. arabiensis and 1, 3, 5, 9 and 10 d An. gambiae s.s. ages included in the previously developed model.
  4. **Accuracy could only be verified on a proportion of the samples by parity dissections (see figure 3)
  5. ***Accuracy not verified since PCR was inconclusive on some samples and did not detect any An. arabiensis from the wild caught mosquitoes