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Table 1 Statistical report on the effect of serum/protein concentration in various culture systems with regards to the mean values of T90 of L. loa microfilariae and L3

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

Parasite Feeder layer Medium Protein Kruskal-Wallis χ2 df P-value
Loa loa mf No DMEM Albumax 4.2585 3 0.2349
BSA 9.1681 3 0.0271
FBS 9.6542 3 0.0218
NCS 9.5639 3 0.0227
IMDM Albumax 16.1960 3 0.0010
BSA 22.8860 3 < 0.0001
FBS 19.1060 3 0.0003
NCS 23.1030 3 < 0.0001
RPMI Albumax 20.5860 3 0.0001
BSA 17.1480 3 0.0007
FBS 7.5795 3 0.0556
NCS 11.3590 3 0.0099
LLC-MK2 DMEM Albumax 6.9561 3 0.0733
BSA 6.1987 3 0.1023
FBS 4.9629 3 0.1745
NCS 6.1198 3 0.1059
IMDM Albumax 0.7759 3 0.8552
BSA 1.7466 3 0.6266
FBS 3.0427 3 0.3851
NCS 0.8119 3 0.8466
RPMI Albumax 16.8520 3 0.0008
BSA 14.6670 3 0.0021
FBS 0.3286 3 0.9546
NCS 2.3611 3 0.5009
Loa loa L3 No DMEM Albumax 7.0250 3 0.0711
BSA 8.3441 3 0.0394
FBS 8.1322 3 0.0434
NCS 6.0725 3 0.1081
IMDM Albumax 1.7999 3 0.6150
BSA 1.8722 3 0.5993
FBS 3.8436 3 0.2789
NCS 9.6063 3 0.0222
RPMI Albumax 8.4292 3 0.0379
BSA 4.2135 3 0.2393
FBS 6.5292 3 0.0885
NCS 1.4905 3 0.6845
LLC-MK2 DMEM Albumax 1.8177 3 0.6111
BSA 1.3618 3 0.7145
FBS 5.8987 3 0.1166
NCS 1.6916 3 0.6388
IMDM Albumax 16.0890 3 0.0011
BSA 5.2627 3 0.1535
FBS 2.1496 3 0.5419
NCS 4.9566 3 0.1750
RPMI Albumax 6.2386 3 0.1006
BSA 5.5548 3 0.1354
FBS 4.0227 3 0.2590
NCS 5.6006 3 0.1327