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Table 3 FCV titers (log10 CCID50/0.1 ml) in each of the three bed bug groups at five sampling time intervals post-feeding

From: Lack of influence by endosymbiont Wolbachia on virus titer in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius

Treatment Mean (± SE) FCV titers (log10 CCID50/0.1 ml)
5 hours 24 hours 4 days 7 days 10 days
Wb+ 4.67 ± 0.00 4.56 ± 0.06 4.44 ± 0.06 3.06 ± 0.71 3.22 ± 0.49
Wb 4.89 ± 0.31 4.56 ± 0.11 5.11 ± 0.11 3.50 ± 0.50 3.78 ± 0.22
Wb 90 d 4.50 ± 0.40 4.45 ± 0.00 4.17 ± 0.17 3.67 ± 0.17 3.72 ± 0.15
  1. Abbreviations: Wb+, colony containing Wolbachia; Wb, two colonies cured of Wolbachia with the antibiotic rifampicin; Wb 90 d, colony cured of Wolbachia with antibiotic, then reared for 90 days on blood supplemented with vitamins but no antibiotic