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Table 3 Statistical comparisons of locomotor-activity parameters of the ablation experiment: E1 (evening peak of activity 1), E2 (evening peak of activity 2) and PMI (peak matching index). ANOVA with Tukey’s post-hoc test used to compare parameters among treatments. Results of pairwise comparisons for each parameter are shown as superscript letters; in each column the different letters represent significant difference among treatments

From: Locomotor activity in males of Aedes aegypti can shift in response to females’ presence

Treatment n E1 E2 PMI
   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
M_abl_ant 40 14.3 ± 7.9a 22.6 ± 18.2a 0.2 ± 0.6a
M_abl_ant_F 40 11.9 ± 7.9a 22.8 ± 24.8a 0.3 ± 0.7a
M w/ F_abl_wng 39 25.5 ± 13.4b 48.2 ± 39.4b 0.5 ± 0.6ab
M w/ F 40 28.1 ± 17.2b 71.1 ± 42.0c 0.8 ± 0.6b
ANOVA F (P)   19.13 (< 0.0001) 25.43 (< 0.0001) 6.13 (0.0006)
  1. Abbreviations: M_abl_ant males with ablated antennae, M_abl_ant_F males with ablated antennae with females, M w/ F_abl_wng males with females with ablated wings, M w/ F males with females