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Figure 7 | Parasites & Vectors

Figure 7

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

Figure 7

Long-term experiment showing bacteria population in Rhodnius prolixus midgut infected with Trypanosoma rangeli . CFU counts were made with R. prolixus 5th instar nymphs 12 days after feeding (DAF) on blood without parasites. Previously, 4th instar nymphs were fed on inactivated blood with or without 1 × 106 epimastigotes/mL. Bars represent mean ± SEM of three independent experiments. Each point represents the CFU from three pools of three insects (n = 9). Means were compared using Student T-test or Mann–Whitney test; **p < 0.01 and *p < 0.05.

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