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Fig. 3 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 3

From: Evaluation of in vitro culture systems for the maintenance of microfilariae and infective larvae of Loa loa

Fig. 3

Effect of serum/protein supplements in various basic media with regards to the mean values of T90 of L. loa microfilariae. Microfilariae of Loa loa were cultured with three different media (RPMI, DMEM and IMDM) with each of the four serum/protein supplements [Albumax (a), FBS (b), BSA (c) and NCS (d)] without feeder cells. Pairwise multiple comparisons: Dunn’s post-hoc test for multiple comparisons of independent samples. The P-values indicated here are those that were found significant when comparing two concentrations of the serum/protein. Number of observations: n = 12. Abbreviations: DMEM, Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium; IMDM, Iscove’s modified Dulbecco’s medium; RPMI, Roosevelt Memorial Park Institute; BSA, bovine serum albumin; FBS, fetal bovine serum; NCS, newborn calve serum; T90: mean duration at which 90% of parasites were fully active

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