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Table 1 Infection status of birds included in this study and number of engorged and analyzed Culex pipiens mosquitoes

From: Do mosquitoes transmit the avian malaria-like parasite Haemoproteus? An experimental test of vector competence using mosquito saliva

  Infection status (PCR) Intensity of infection and morphological identification of parasites (blood smear) Engorged mosquitoes Alive mosquitoes after 13 days Head-thorax positive/analysed Saliva positive/analysed
House sparrow 1 Haemoproteus Haemoproteus (0%) 9 (2.9%) 9 (100%) 0/9 0/9
House sparrow 2 Haemoproteus Haemoproteus (0.4%) 39 (12.5%) 35 (89.7%) 0/34 0/34
House sparrow 3 Haemoproteus Haemoproteus (0.2%) 42 (13.5%) 36 (85.7%) 1/36 0/36
House sparrow 4 Haemoproteus Haemoproteus (0.5%)/Plasmodium (0.2%) 39 (12.5%) 33 (84.6%) 23/26 7/26
House sparrow 5 Haemoproteus Haemoproteus (1.3%)/Plasmodium (0.3%) 45 (14.4%) 36 (80%) 20/36 1/34