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Table 2 Biological effect of RmAQP2 silencing on tick fed on a calf during acute B. bovis infection (experiment 1)

From: Targeted silencing of the Aquaporin 2 gene of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus reduces tick fitness

  Percentage of engorged females Weight (mg) of engorged females Oviposition rate Egg mass (mg) Percentage of hatching Percentage of larvae survival
Control females fed on a B. bovis-infected calf 46.1 % (83/180) 342.4 (±5.6) 98.7 % (82/83) 141.1 (±42.3) 90.2 % 100 % (74/74)
Silenced females fed on a B. bovis-infected calf 46.1 % (83/180) 361.8 (±7.0)a 96.3 % (80/83) 139.5 (±50.5) 50.0 %b 0
  1. a t test (P < 0.05)
  2. bChi-squared test (P < 0.05)