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Table 2 Mean number of sheathed and exsheathed mf of B. malayi from the midgut, haemocoel (haemolymph) and thoracic musculature of An. lesteri at different time points post-infection (PI)

From: Immune responses of Aedes togoi, Anopheles paraliae and Anopheles lesteri against nocturnally subperiodic Brugia malayi microfilariae during migration from the midgut to the site of development

Time PI Mean no. of total mf per infected midgut (range) Mean no. of total mf per infected haemocoel (range) Mean no. of total mf per infected thoracic muscles (range) Sheathed and exsheathed mf found in each part of mosquitoesa
Midguta Haemocoela Thoraxa
Mean no. of sheathed mf (%) Mean no. of exsheathed mf (%) Mean no. of sheathed mf (%) Mean no. of exsheathed mf (%) Mean no. of sheathed mf (%) Mean no. of exsheathed mf (%)
5 min 77 (34–166) 0.2 (0–1) 65 (84) 12 (16) 0 (0) 0.2 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0)
1 h 99.8 (32–242) 13.6 (2–31) 3.8 (0–9) 37.8 (38) 62 (62) 0 (0) 13.6 (100) 0 (0) 3.8 (100)
2 h 57.8 (23–89) 9.8 (3–14) 11.4 (3–20) 12 (21) 45.8 (79) 0 (0) 9.8 (100) 0 (0) 11.4 (100)
3 h 77.2 (13–254) 13.4 (1–37) 10.8 (5–19) 6.2 (8) 71 (92) 0 (0) 13.4 (100) 0 (0) 10.8 (100)
4 h 26.8 (15–38) 5.6 (3–11) 12.8 (6–23) 2.8 (10) 24 (90) 0 (0) 5.6 (100) 0 (0) 12.8 (100)
5 h 27.6 (14–50) 10.2 (1–37) 25.6 (9–64) 2.6 (9) 25 (91) 0 (0) 10.2 (100) 0 (0) 25.6 (100)
6 h 21.6 (13–32) 7.8 (2–17) 22.2 (4–33) 0.4 (2) 21.2 (98) 0 (0) 7.8 (100) 0 (0) 22.2 (100)
12 h 26.4 (20–37) 1.8 (0–3) 19.4 (10–31) 0 (0) 26.4 (100) 0 (0) 1.8 (100) 0 (0) 19.4 (100)
18 h 17 (6–28) 0.8 (0–2) 16.6 (10–25) 0 (0) 17 (100) 0 (0) 0.8 (100) 0 (0) 16.6 (100)
24 h 14.6 (9–20) 0.8 (0–3) 17.2 (9–31) 0 (0) 14.6 (100) 0 (0) 0.8 (100) 0 (0) 17.2 (100)
48 h 1.6 (0–4) 0.4 (0–2) 17.2 (12–20) 0 (0) 1.6 (100) 0 (0) 0.4 (100) 0 (0) 17.2 (100)
72 h 0.2 (0–1) 2 (0–5) 20.8 (13–39) 0 (0) 0.2 (100) 0 (0) 2 (100) 0 (0) 20.8 (100)
  1. aDissected from five infected mosquitoes per time point