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Table 1 Summary data from first experiment: effects of host odour on flight track parameters. Five females released per trial. Different letters denote significant differences between mean heights (Two-way ANOVA, P < 0.001)

From: Seeing is believing: the nocturnal malarial mosquito Anopheles coluzzii responds to visual host-cues when odour indicates a host is nearby

Odour treatment Number of trials Mosquitoes activated/released Number of tracks analysed Track type (n) Mean track duration ± s.e. (s) Mean track height ± s.e. (cm)
Clean air 21 56/105 69 Smooth (20) 1.2 ± 0.08 11.8 ± 0.22c
Tortuous (8) 3.6 ± 0.50 7.5 ± 0.20b
Dipping (41) 1.3 ± 0.12 3.2 ± 0.15a
Host odour 18 63/90 49 Smooth (7) 1.9 ± 0.19 13.0 ± 0.29d
Tortuous (17) 3.9 ± 1.13 13.6 ± 0.13d
Dipping (25) 1.9 ± 0.22 3.4 ± 0.16a