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Additional file 1: Figure S1. of The influence of larval competition on Brazilian Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

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posted on 16.05.2016, 05:00 by Heverton Dutra, Vanessa Lopes da Silva, Mariana da Rocha Fernandes, Carlos Logullo, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas, Luciano Moreira
wMel influences the median development time of juvenile males and females Brazilian Ae. aegypti mosquitoes. Box and whisker plots depicting the median pupation time in days for a, female; b, male wMel-infected (+) and uninfected (−) Ae. aegypti mosquitoes. Green boxes represent the lower density, blue and red boxes the intermediate and higher densities, respectively. Female wMel-infected mosquitoes developed faster than uninfected in the intermediate (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 16,957, df = 1, P = 0.0021) and high-density conditions (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 99,639, df = 1, P < 0.0001). Low density had no difference in the median development time between groups (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 9590, df = 1, P = 0.2404). For males, the same pattern occurred with the intermediate (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 26,399, df = 1, P = 0.0202) and high-density conditions (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 120,849, df = 1, P < 0.0001). While at the low-density condition, uninfected individuals developed faster (Mann-Whitney U test, U = 11,952, df = 1, P = 0.0016). Data were pooled from two independent biological replicates. The total number of mosquitoes analyzed (nindiv.) is indicated above each group. (BMP 11747 kb)

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