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Table 3 Effects of antibiotic treatment on fecundity R. haemaphysaloides and density of Coxiella-LE and Rickettsia-LE in eggs

From: Effects of antibiotic treatment on the fecundity of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides ticks

Treatment No. of Ticks Time to oviposition (days) Index of oviposition Incubation period (days) Hatching rate Log-transformed relative density of Coxiella-LE Log-transformed relative density of Rickettsia-LE
PBS 6 5.8 ± 0.8 0.5 ± 0.06 42.2 ± 5.4 0.95 ± 0.03 3.0 ± 0.3 2.9 ± 0.3
Ampicillin 6 6.0 ± 0.9 0.5 ± 0.05 43.2 ± 4.7 0.97 ± 0.02 2.9 ± 0.3 2.8 ± 0.4
Ciprofloxacin 6 7.7 ± 0.8 0.4 ± 0.03 43.3 ± 2.4 0.95 ± 0.02 2.3 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.2a
Kanamycin 6 7.5 ± 1.9 0.5 ± 0.06 40.3 ± 3.9 0.15 ± 0.04a 1.7 ± 0.3a 2.2 ± 0.2
Tetracycline 5 11.0 ± 1.6a 0.4 ± 0.04 47.2 ± 3.9 0.06 ± 0.04a 1.3 ± 0.2a 1.0 ± 0.7a
F-value   3.30 307.8 39.4 24.6
P-value   < 0.01b 0.03 0.16c < 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01
  1. aThe value is statistically different from that of PBS-treated group
  2. bKruskal-Wallis H-test: χ2 = 16.459, df = 4
  3. cKruskal-Wallis H-test: χ2 = 6.534, df = 4