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Table 2 Presence of the peritrophic matrix (PM) in sand flies maintained at 26°C

From: Sergentomyia schwetzi is not a competent vector for Leishmania donovani and other Leishmania species pathogenic to humans

Day PBM Sand fly species All fed females Females infected with L. donovani
Females with PM present / Total N Percent Significance of interspecific difference (Fisher’s exact test) Females with PM present / Total N Percent Significance of interspecific difference (Fisher’s exact test)
2 S. schwetzi 44/44 100 P = 0.075 37/37 100 P = 0.422
  L. longipalpis 30/33 91 26/27 96
3 S. schwetzi 17/58 29 P = 0.019 16/16 100 P < 0.001
  L. longipalpis 3/38 8 3/34 9
4 S. schwetzi 12/58 21 P = 0.001 11/11 100 P < 0.001
  L. longipalpis 0/42 0 0/39 0
5 S. schwetzi 0/34 0 Not computed - - Not computed
  L. longipalpis 0/25 0 0/22 0
9 S. schwetzi 1/73 1 P = 1.000 1/1 100 P = 0.045
  L. longipalpis 0/25 0 0/21 0