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Table 1 Prior and posterior estimates for the model parameters.

From: Modelling the impact of vector control interventions on Anopheles gambiae population dynamics

Parameter Description Unit Prior median
(95% CrI)
Posterior median
(95% CrI)
Source of priors
d E Development time of early larval instars days 6.67 (4.64 - 8.69) 6.64 (4.82 - 8.53) Bayoh & Lindsay [8]
d L Development time of late larval instars days 4.17 (1.88 - 6.46) 3.72 (2.03 - 5.61) Bayoh& Lindsay [8]
d P Development time of pupae days 1.0 (0.20 - 1.80) 0.64 (0.07 - 1.47) Bayoh & Lindsay [8]
Per capita daily mortality rate of early instars (low density) day-1 0.035 (0.025 - 0.044) 0.034 (0.024 - 0.044) Bayoh & Lindsay [8]
Per capita daily mortality rate of late instars (low density) day-1 0.035 (0.025 - 0.044) 0.035 (0.025 - 0.044) Bayoh & Lindsay [8]
μ P Per capita daily mortality rate of pupae day-1 0.25 (0.18 - 0.32) 0.25 (0.18 - 0.32) Service [36]
μ M Per capita daily mortality rate of adult An. gambiae day-1 0.091 (0.082 - 0.101) 0.096 (0.087 - 0.010) Garki project [1]
β No. of eggs laid per day per mosquito - 12.75 (0.64 - 24.86) 21.19 (11.57 - 25.31) Service [36]
γ Effect of density dependence on late instars relative to early instars - 13.06 (9.53 - 17.36) 13.25 (9.82 - 17.51) Service [36]
δ Duration of gonotrophic cycle days 3 - Killeen et al. [35]
ε max Maximum no. eggs per oviposition per mosquito - 93.6 - Hogg & Hurd [6]
τ Days of rainfall contributing to carrying capacity days 7 (3.5-11) 4 (2.5 -7) et al. [38]
K Environmental carrying capacity larvae - - -
  1. Notation, definition and values of the variables and parameters for the model of A. gambiae s.l. population dynamics.