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Fig. 1 | Parasites & Vectors

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From: Ad libitum consumption of protein- or peptide-sucrose solutions stimulates egg formation by prolonging the vitellogenic phase of oogenesis in anautogenous mosquitoes

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BSA-, tryptone- and amino acid-sucrose solutions variably promote yolk deposition in the oocytes of Ae. aegypti females. (a) Yolk deposition 48 h after feeding once to repletion on rabbit blood, BSA-, tryptone- or amino acid-sucrose. Yolk deposition was assessed by measuring yolk length in oocytes along the anterior–posterior axis. Dots indicate average yolk length in oocytes of one female; group mean and standard error are indicated for each time point. bd Oocyte maturation at different times when Ae. aegypti females were provided ad libitum access to BSA- (b), tryptone- (c) or amino acid- (d) sucrose. Yolk length was measured every 2 or 5 days by dissecting females as described in (a). Dots indicate average yolk length for one female; group mean and standard error are indicated for each time point

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