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Table 1 Morphometry of putative metacyclic trypomastigotes in Culicoides nubeculosus biting midges gut

From: Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) as vectors of avian trypanosomes

Traita T. bennetti (s.s.) APO7 (n = 50) T. bennetti (s.l.) PAS23 (n = 55) T. cf. avium BUT15 (n = 33)
Length 19.8 ± 0.4 (14.6–24.7) 16.7 ± 0.5 (11.5–21.8) 114.0 ± 0.3 (12.0–17.8)
Width 0.9 ± 0.1 (0.6–1.5) 1.1 ± 0.1 (0.5–1.7) 1.4 ± 0.1 (1.0–2.3)
Flagellum 6.9 ± 0.2 (4.5–11.2) 6.5 ± 0.3 (3.1–9.1) 5.7 ± 0.2 (3.9–8.9)
KN 3.3 ± 0.1 (1.8–4.7) 2.0 ± 0.1 (1.1–5.1) 0.9 ± 0.1 (0.6–1.4)
PK 3.4± 0.1 (1.7–5.3) 2.7 ± 0.1 (1.2–3.8) 2.4 ± 0.1 (1.2–4.2)
PN 6.6 ± 0.2 (4.4–8.7) 4.5 ± 0.2 (2.4–6.8) 2.5 ± 0.1 (1.5–4.7)
  1. Length total length of the cell without free flagellum, Width width of body through centre of nucleus, Flagellum free flagellum, KN kinetoplast to centre of nucleus, PK posterior end to kinetoplast, PN posterior end to centre of nucleus
  2. aValues in μm, average ± SE, range is given in parentheses