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Table 1 Dimensions of the morphological forms of L. infantum described in Fig. 4 during development in L. migonei and L. longipalpis on days 5 and 8 PI

From: Lutzomyia migonei is a permissive vector competent for Leishmania infantum

     Body length Body width Flagellar length
Day PI Parasite-vector combination Morphological form n Mean (SD) (μm) Range (μm) Mean (SD) (μm) Range (μm) Mean (SD) (μm) Range (μm)
5 L. migonei-CUK3 LN 78 15.8 (1.4) 14.0–19.1 2.4 (0.4) 1.6–3.7 17.6 (3.5) 7.0–26.1
   SN 155 10.4 (2.0) 5.9–13.8 2.3 (0.5) 1.2–3.7 13.7 (3.4) 5.5–24.2
   MP 7 8.2 (1.2) 6.4–9.9 2.6 (0.5) 1.9–3.6 19.0 (4.5) 13.8–24.8
   Total 240 12.1 (3.1) 5.9–19.1 2.4 (0.5) 1.2–3.7 15.1 (3.9) 5.5–26.1
  L. migonei-M4192 LN 125 16.1 (1.5) 14.0–20.9 2.6 (0.5) 1.7–4.2 18.1 (4.5) 6.1–31.7
   SN 107 11.7 (1.7) 6.8–13.9 2.6 (0.6) 1.4–5.9 15.7 (4.8) 6.8–27.7
   MP 8 8.5 (0.6) 7.7–9.8 2.7 (1.1) 1.4–5.2 20.3 (3.5) 15.4–25.1
   Total 240 13.9 (2.8) 6.8–20.9 2.6 (0.6) 1.4–5.9 17.1 (4.8) 6.1–31.7
  L. longipalpis-M4192 LN 171 17.5 (3.0) 14.0–26.8 2.4 (0.5) 1.0–3.8 22.0 (6.0) 4.5–36.8
   SN 68 11.2 (1.8) 7.0–13.9 2.4 (0.5) 1.1–3.8 14.8 (4.5) 7.9–24.1
   MP 1 13.7   2.3   28.0  
   Total 240 15.7 (3.9) 7.0–26.8 2.4 (0.5) 1.0–3.8 20.0 (6.5) 4.5–36.8
8 L. migonei-CUK3 LN 48 16.0 (2.0) 14.0–22.1 2.4 (0.5) 1.5–3.8 16.2 (2.7) 9.6–21.7
   SN 180 10.2 (2.0) 5.0–13.9 2.1 (0.6) 1.0–4.4 13.5 (3.2) 5.4–24.1
   MP 12 6.6 (1.4) 3.6–8.8 1.8 (0.5) 1.1–3.0 15.7 (2.9) 8.7–19.2
   Total 240 11.2 (3.2) 3.6–22.1 2.1 (0.6) 1.0–4.4 14.2 (3.3) 5.4–24.1
  L. migonei-M4192 LN 35 15.4 (1.1) 14.0–18.1 2.2 (0.4) 1.4–3.3 16.1 (4.1) 8.0–24.0
   SN 187 9.8 (2.1) 5.4–13.9 2.4 (0.5) 1.1–4.1 13.4 (3.5) 3.7–24.0
   MP 18 6.9 (1.2) 5.0–10.3 2.1 (0.7) 1.2–3.8 16.4 (2.0) 13.5–22.2
   Total 240 10.4 (2.9) 5.0–18.1 2.3 (0.5) 1.1–4.1 14.0 (3.7) 3.7–24.0
  L. longipalpis-M4192 LN 56 15.9 (1.3) 14.0–19.2 2.2 (0.4) 1.6–3.4 18.1 (4.1) 8.2–28.4
   SN 152 10.5 (1.9) 6.4–13.9 2.2 (0.6) 1.1–4.6 14.4 (3.1) 7.3–22.8
   MP 32 7.3 (1.3) 5.1–12.2 2.1 (0.8) 1.1–5.6 16.4 (2.5) 12.7–26.3
   Total 240 11.3 (3.2) 5.1–19.2 2.2 (0.8) 1.1–5.6 15.5 (3.6) 7.3–28.4
  1. LN Long nectomonads, SP short promastigotes MP metacyclic promastigotes
  2. Promastigotes from gut smears were measured under light microscopy with an oil-immersion objective