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Table 2 Comparison on the feeding efficacy of Theileria parva-infected Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Muguga ‘low-line’ ticks

From: Induction of humoral immune response to multiple recombinant Rhipicephalus appendiculatus antigens and their effect on tick feeding success and pathogen transmission

  Vaccinateda Controla U-valueb P-valueb
Number of engorged females recovered from 30 applied 14.9 ± 7.6 17.8 ± 7.6 81.5 0.550
Average adult female replete weight (mg) 238 ± 79.0 275 ± 30.0 78.5 0.462
Total egg weight laid (g) 1 ± 0.6 1.4 ± 0.7 59.5 0.106
Average egg weight/tick (mg) 67 ± 40 83 ± 34 75.5 0.383
  1. aValues represent the mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM)
  2. bMann-Whitney test: vaccinated vs control group