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Figure 6 | Parasites & Vectors

Figure 6

From: Rhodnius prolixus interaction with Trypanosoma rangeli: modulation of the immune system and microbiota population

Figure 6

Long-term experiment showing Trypanosoma rangeli numbers in the gut of Rhodnius prolixus . Parasite numbers were analysed in R. prolixus (A) 4th and (B) 5th instar nymphs: anterior midgut and posterior midgut at 2 and 7 days after feeding. Fourth instar nymphs were fed on inactivated blood containing 1 × 106 epimastigotes/mL. After moulting, 5th instar nymphs were fed on blood without parasites. Bars represent mean ± SEM of three independent experiments each with five insects (n  = 15). Means were compared using one-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test; ***p < 0.001 and *p < 0.05.

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