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Table 3 Insect classification by bioluminescent emission

From: Bioluminescent imaging of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Rhodnius prolixus

Bioluminescence 7 days after feeding Insect Radiance (p/s/cm2/sr)
Median Min Max
Super High (n = 8) 2.5 x 109 1 x 109 4.9 x 109
High (n = 30) 3.2 x 108 1 x 108 8.8 x 108
Medium (n = 18) 3.6 x 107 1.4 x 107 9.8 x 107
Low (n = 8) 5.1 x 106 6.9 x 105 9.1 x 106
  1. Seven days after feeding, all insects were evaluated by bioluminescent emission in vivo, after D-luciferin injection into the hemocoel, and divided in four groups based on the photon radiance measured in the selected region of interest (ROI).