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Table 3 Blood defecation of sandflies 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 Females that finished defecation / Total N (%) Significance of interspecific difference (Fisher’s exact test) Females with the PM intact or slightly disintegrated / Females which did not defecate (%) Females which the PM degraded / Females which did not defecate (%) Significance of interspecific difference (Fisher’s exact test)
2 S. schwetzi 0/44 (0) Not computed 44/44 (100) 0/44 (0) P = 0.075
  L. longipalpis 0/33 (0) 30/33 (91) 3/33 (9)
3 S. schwetzi 37/58 (64) P = 1.000 17/21 (81) 4/21 (19) P = 0.001
  L. longipalpis 25/38 (66) 3/13 (23) 10/13 (77)
4 S. schwetzi 45/58 (78) P = 0.007 12/13 (92) 1/13 (8) Not computed
  L. longipalpis 41/42 (98) 0/1 (0) 1/1 (100)
5 S. schwetzi 33/34 (97) P = 1.000 0/1 (0) 1/1 (100) Not computed
  L. longipalpis 25/25 (100) - -
9 S. schwetzi 72/73 (99) P = 0.447 1/1 (100) 0/1 (0) Not computed
  L. longipalpis 24/25 (96) 0/1 (0) 1/1 (100)