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Table 1 The number of mosquitoes scanned for each species per preservation method

From: Evaluating preservation methods for identifying Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis complex mosquitoes species using near infra-red spectroscopy

Preservation method An. arabiensis An. gambiae s.s.
Fresh 134 134
Refrigeration at 4°C 533 543
Refrigeration at −20°C 666 673
Dried with silica gel and stored at room temperature 686 688
Stored in RNAlater® at room temperature 672 673
Stored in RNAlater® at 4°C 625 620
Stored in RNAlater® at −20°C 668 663
  1. accuracies across each storage duration and preservation method (Figure 1).