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Table 1 Fecundity and viability of F5 and F10 Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti (wMelBr) females fed mouse blood

From: The influence of different sources of blood meals on the physiology of Aedes aegypti harboring Wolbachia wMel: mouse blood as an alternative for mosquito rearing

Generation Strain Nulls (%) Fecundity (%) Fertility (%)
F5 (n = 30) wMelBr (mouse) 16.6 84.6 (± 15.7) a 72.0% (± 28.5%) a
wMelBr (human) 10 47.2(± 16.7) b 87.4% (± 18.5%) a
wMelBr
(human to mouse)
10 66.4 (± 19.7) a 78.6% (± 20.0%) a
Control_Rock (mouse) 3 66.7 (± 9.9) a 84.6% (± 16.1%) a
F10 (n = 30) wMelBr (mouse) 16.6 61.2 (± 37.6) a 77.5 (± 13.2) a
wMelBr (human) 10 61.0(± 24.8) a 71.5% (± 17.5%) a
wMelBr
(human to mouse)
10 69.7(± 26.5) a 63.7% (± 11.5%) a
Control_Rock (mouse) 3 127.3(± 27.6) b 75.5% (± 14.9) a
  1. Nulls Percentage of females that did not lay eggs, Fecundity mean number of eggs per female, Fertility mean number of eggs hatched, wMelBr Wolbachia-infected strain, Rock Wolbachia-free mosquitoes of the Rockefeller lineage
  2. Different lowercase letters represent statistically significant differences among strains in each generation (P < 0.05)