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Table 4 General linear hypothesis tests on mosquito responses in the open field

From: Taxis assays measure directional movement of mosquitoes to olfactory cues

Null hypothesis Estimate of difference Standard error of difference z p
A) Activation     
at 10 m:
 CO2 = Control 0.119 0.288 0.412 0.680
 Blend = Control −0.025 0.289 −0.086 0.932
 Human = Control 0.170 0.288 0.588 0.556
at 30 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.176 0.278 0.632 0.528
 Blend = Control 0.025 0.279 0.089 0.929
 Human = Control 0.174 0.278 0.627 0.531
at 70 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.290 0.276 1.048 0.295
 Blend = Control 0.123 0.276 0.447 0.655
 Human = Control 0.184 0.276 0.667 0.505
at 100 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.375 0.291 1.292 0.197
 Blend = Control 0.198 0.290 0.680 0.496
 Human = Control 0.191 0.290 0.660 0.509
B) Attraction     
at 10 m:
CO2 = Control 0.121 0.249 0.486 0.627
Blend = control 0.503 0.254 1.984 0.047
Human = control 0.621 0.251 2.472 0.013
at 30 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.138 0.228 0.605 0.545
 Blend = Control 0.354 0.231 1.534 0.125
Human = control 0.489 0.229 2.132 0.033
at 70 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.171 0.227 0.755 0.450
 Blend = Control 0.056 0.228 0.245 0.807
 Human = Control 0.222 0.227 0.975 0.330
at 100 m:     
 CO2 = Control 0.197 0.262 0.750 0.454
 Blend = Control −0.168 0.263 −0.640 0.522
 Human = Control 0.022 0.264 0.083 0.934
  1. Tests of the general null hypothesis that there is no difference between A) the activation response of A. arabiensis mosquitoes and B) the attraction response to each stimulus and to the controls at each distance tested in the open field experiment (Experiment 2), performed using the best-fitting model. Comparisons highlighted in bold are statistically significant at the α = 0.05 level.