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Table 2 Effect of a novel type 1 cystatin, RHcyst-1, isolated from the tick Rhipicephalus haema physaloides , dsRNA treatment on ticks

From: Functional characterization of a cystatin from the tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides

Influencing parameter Control RHcyst-1 Significant difference P-value
Attachment rate after 24 h (%) 63.8 ± 3.3 48.6 ± 2.9 Yes 0.0038
Engorgement rate (%) 42.9 ± 5.7 40 ± 2.9 No 0.4818
Death rate (%) 56.2 ± 1.6 59.0 ± 1.6 No 0.1012
Hatching rate (%) 80.4 ± 4.1 69.1 ± 2.4 Yes 0.0146
  1. Only female ticks were tested; values were expressed as an average±standard error. Significant differences were calculated using Student’s t test.