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Table 1 Variation in phenoloxidase activity of adult Culex pipiens mosquitoes according to age, sex and size

From: Patterns of phenoloxidase activity in insecticide resistant and susceptible mosquitoes differ between laboratory-selected and wild-caught individuals

  (a) Isogenic mosquitoes (b) Wild mosquitoes
  Active PO Total PO Active PO
Factor F (df) P F (df) P F (df) P
Age 247.17 (2, 1065) < 0.0001 214.62 (2, 1065) < 0.0001 111.15 (2, 734) < 0.0001
Sex 29.43 (1, 1065) < 0.0001 15.10 (1, 1065) 0.0001 1.24 (1, 734) 0.2661
Size 4.87 (1, 1065) 0.0275 0.31 (1, 1065) 0.5745 20.71 (1, 734) < 0.0001
Age*sex 58.25 (2, 1065) < 0.0001 51.78 (2, 1065) < 0.0001 19.66 (2, 734) < 0.0001
Sex*size 22.33 (1, 1065) < 0.0001 10.39 (1, 1065) 0.0013 3.84 (1, 734) 0.0504
  1. (a) Experiment 1 using isogenic strain mosquitoes. (b) Experiment 2 using wild mosquitoes.