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Table 3 Levels of free amino acids detected in our metabolomic analyses

From: Small mosquitoes, large implications: crowding and starvation affects gene expression and nutrient accumulation in Aedes aegypti

Compound SBM v LBM t-val q-val SNBM v LNBM t-val q-val   
Alanine 144.3 344.5 0.024 0.036 135.1 85.4 0.023 0.036
Aspartic acid 3.9 1.2 0.005 0.036 11.0 0.2 0.001 0.036
Glutamic acid 76.2 69.0 0.613 0.294 22.9 4.4 0.366 0.206
Glycine 252.8 229.2 0.683 0.316 122.2 15.4 0.003 0.036
Histidine 5.0 0.2 0.003 0.036 0.2 0.2 ND ND
Isoleucine 27.1 115.4 0.006 0.036 20.0 6.6 0.127 0.083
leucine 36.2 79.6 0.101 0.075 24.7 5.7 0.002 0.036
Lysine 22.4 0.2 0.002 0.036 48.5 0.2 0.000 0.036
Methionine 12.5 8.1 0.134 0.083 9.3 0.2 0.012 0.036
Phenylalanine 46.8 42.2 0.813 0.351 31.9 0.2 0.003 0.036
Proline 356.5 962.4 0.174 0.103 33.7 10.2 0.018 0.036
Serine 79.3 196.4 0.133 0.083 62.0 49.7 0.812 0.351
Threonine 64.4 215.9 0.002 0.036 43.6 34.0 0.392 0.211
Tryptophan 38.7 20.6 0.045 0.044 0.2 0.2 ND ND
Tyrosine 242.6 289.7 0.546 0.272 13.7 54.6 0.001 0.036
Valine 44.8 64.2 0.413 0.214 45.3 16.2 0.021 0.036
  1. Leu, Lys, Phe, Val, Ala, Asp, Glu, Gly and Pro levels were found to be higher in small mosquitoes prior to blood meal, while Tyr was found to be higher in large mosquitoes. Post blood meal Ile, Thr, Trp, and Ala were found to be higher in large mosquitoes while Lys, Asp and His were found to be higher in small mosquitoes.