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Table 3 Variables which were defined depending on the experiment and used to simulate the population dynamics of Ae. albopictus when different incompatible Wolbachia infection types are present. Data are specifically related to SANG (= Y infection type) and ARwP (= X infection type) Ae. albopictus

From: Cytoplasmic incompatibility management to support Incompatible Insect Technique against Aedes albopictus

Variable Description Calculation Values
Based on literature Measured in laboratory Set in experiments and model simulations
Nx t Number of X infected females at t = 0 Based on the ratio of female contamination at male releases    It depended on the experiment
Qx t Number of X infected males at t = 0 Based on the ratio of incompatible males at releases    It depended on the experiment
Ny t Number of Y infected females at t = 0 Set arbitrarily, based on the amount of the target population    It depended on the experiment
Qy t Number of Y infected males at t = 0 Set arbitrarily based on the amount of the target population    It depended on the experiment
a t Frequency of the released X females at t = 0 Measured based on the data above    It depended on the experiment
i t Frequency of the released X males at t = 0 Measured based on the data above    It depended on the experiment
b t Frequency of the released Y females at t = 0 Measured based on the data above    It depended on the experiment
j t Frequency of the released Y males at t = 0 Measured based on the data above    It depended on the experiment
U Proportion of contaminant X females at each X males release To be set based on laboratory data 0.002a 0.002a 0.01
R Ratio between released X and Y males at releases To be set arbitrarily    It depended on the experiment
  1. aPercentage of residual females when applying the Standard Operating Procedures of mechanical sexing on ARwP Ae. albopictus [46]