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Table 1 Competitiveness index of different ratios of F8 WAG males measured at different ratios of RAG males in semi-field conditions

From: Establishment of Wolbachia infection in Aedes aegypti from Pakistan via embryonic microinjection and semi-field evaluation of general fitness of resultant mosquito population

Male ratio WAG:RAG ♂ × ♀ WAG:RAG × RAG Egg hatcha (n eggs) Hc-Hr Hr-Hi Cm/In Competitiveness indexb
0:1 0:40 × 30
Hc
91.7% ± 5.1a
(1684)
Negative control group
1:1 20:20 × 30
Hr
56.5% ± 8.1b
(1411)
35.2 ± 11.8 56.5 ± 8.1 1 0.63 ± 0.3
3:1 30:10 × 30
Hr
18.3% ± 5.9c
(1595)
73.4 ± 11.0 18.3 ± 5.9 0.33 1.38 ± 0.6
1:0 40:0 × 30
Hi
0.0% ± 0.0d
(1338)
Positive control group
  1. All values are given as ± standard error of the mean of triplicate measures
  2. RAG Uninfected Aedes aegypti (control), TWAG wAlbB Wolbachia removed by tetracycline, WAG wAlbB Wolbachia-transfected colony treatment
  3. aDifferent lowercase letters indicate that the values are statistically different (P < 0.05) in all crosses using Tukey mean procedure test
  4. b\(\mathrm{Competitiveness index}=\frac{Hc-Hr}{Hr-Hi }\times \frac{Cm}{In}\), where Hc = hatch rate of eggs harvested from the cross RAG♂ × RAG♀ (compatible); Hr = hatch rate of eggs harvested from the cross WAG:RAG♂ × RAG♀; Hi = hatch rate of eggs harvested from the cross WAG♂ × RAG♀ (incompatible); Cn = number of compatible males (RAG); In = number of incompatible males (WAG)