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Table 1 Comparison of feeding and infection rates, as well as the average oocyst and sporozoite loads of P. berghei in An. funestus strains and other anopheline species

From: Marked biological differences between insecticide resistant and susceptible strains of Anopheles funestus infected with the murine parasite Plasmodium berghei

Colony/species (Total number of mosquitoes used) Feeding rate (%) Infection rate (%) Average oocyst numbers (range) Average sporozoite numbers (range) References
FANG (n = 567) 30.3 4.7 - - This study
FUMOZ (n = 1968) 52.1 20.5 24 1573 This study
FUMOZ-R (n = 2139) 46.7 6 6 1586 This study
FUMOZ-BS (n = 2023) 50.5 15.5 53 7249 This study
An. dureni - 15.2 60-80 7400 Yoeli 1965 [10]
An. quadrimaculatus - 42.5 100-500 100-300 Yoeli et al. 1965 [12]
An. stephensi - 50.5 60-80 6840-8200 Yoeli et al. 1965 [12]
An. funestus trial 1 - 62.5 47 (1–141) - Xu et al. 2013 [11]
    trial 2 - 95.0 120 (1–347) -