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Table 2 Effects of HlPrx and/or HlPrx2 gene silencing in ticks

From: 2-Cys peroxiredoxin is required in successful blood-feeding, reproduction, and antioxidant response in the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis

Knockdown groups Infest No. Drop No. Engorged body weight (mg) Egg weight (mg) Ratio of egg weight/engorged body weight Hatching rate (%)
dsLuc 30 25 263.7 ± 58.9 162.1 ± 38.9 0.61 ± 0.03 100
dsDouble 30 15 218.8 ± 66.2a 130.3 ± 46.7d 0.59 ± 0.08 87
dsHlPrx2 30 22 204.4 ± 56.3b 116.7 ± 45.3e 0.55 ± 0.09g 77i
dsHlPrx 30 28 210.0 ± 59.8c 124.8 ± 43.4f 0.58 ± 0.06h 78j
  1. aSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (27) = 3.16, P = 0.020
  2. bSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (45) = 3.53, P = 0.001
  3. cSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (50) = 3.24, P = 0.002
  4. dSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (26) = 2.22, P = 0.036
  5. eSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (42) = 3.67, P = 0.001
  6. fSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (51) = 3.30, P = 0.002
  7. gSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (25) = 2.85, P = 0.009
  8. hSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Welch’s t-test: t (41) = 2.46, P = 0.018
  9. iSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Chi-square test: χ2 = 6.36, df = 1, P = 0.012
  10. jSignificant difference as compared with the dsLuc group by Chi-square test: χ2 = 6.04, df = 1, P = 0.014