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Table 3 Treatment of mosquito larvae with dsx F -dsRNA reduced production of females and all were sterile

From: Silencing the buzz: a new approach to population suppression of mosquitoes by feeding larvae double-stranded RNAs

dsRNA dsRNA delivery # Larvae treated 3 Females/males that developed # Females that blood fed # Females that produced progeny 4
gus Daily soakings1 420 207/200 162 139
dsxF Daily soakings1 440 6/242 0 0
gus Larval feeding2 445 238/187 194 172
dsxF Larval feeding2 460 7/241 1 0
  1. 1Larvae (1st-4th instars) were soaked for 1 h/day for 6 days in 0.2 mg/ml dsRNA.
  2. 2Larvae were fed heat-killed E.coli continuously.
  3. 3Mixed sexes of larvae were treated.
  4. 4Females were provided 2 males for a period of one week, offered blood meals, and hatching of eggs monitored.