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Table 4 Adult D. immitis length of intact worms recovered from ferrets on Days 113 and 133

From: Cryogenic preservation of Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae, reactivation and completion of the life-cycle in the mosquito and vertebrate hosts

  Worm length (cm)a
T01—FCmf T02—CPmf
C63b C79 C88 C83b C61 C64
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
  8 9.5 10 13.5 13 17.5 8.5 8.3 11 16 11.8 12.5
8.5 10.5 11 14 11.1 13.5 7.5 10 10.1 13 11.4 13
9 11.5 11 14.1 12.1 12.5 8.5 8.5 11.1 14.9 10 10.5
8.5 9 11.1 13.8 11.8 17.1 8 9.2 11.6 13.7 11.4 13.7
9.2 9.5 10.8 14.5 12 17.5    10.4 13.8 9.3 13.5
8   9.7 13.1 12.6 17.6    10.6 15.2   
9   9.9 12.5   16.2    11.1 14.1   
   9.5    17.7    9.8 14.2   
   9.2    16.4     13.4   
   10    14.3     14.8   
      17.1       
      14.5       
n 7 5 10 7 6 12 4 4 8 10 5 5
Mean 8.6 10.0 10.2 13.6 12.1 16.0 8.1 9.0 10.7 14.3 10.8 12.6
SD 0.49 1.00 0.70 0.67 0.66 1.81 0.48 0.77 0.60 0.91 1.07 1.28
  1. aWorms that were intact after dissection from the heart were measured in centimeters and averaged for each animal
  2. bAnimals C63 (T01) and C83 (T02) were necropsied on Day 113. All other animals were necropsied on Day 133