Table I.

Mosquito infectivity and sporozoite developmenta

% Midgut InfectedOocysts/Midgut% Salivary Gland Infectedspz/Salivary Gland (×103)b
CS(Pf)83 (11)44.6 (20.3)71 (4)3.0 (1.4)
CS(sx)78 (13)30.5 (12.1)82 (10)c d4.7 (3.1)f
wt83 (12)34.4 (18.1)87 (12)e8.9 (7.0)
  • a Mean of 6–18 experiments, with a minimum of 10 mosquitoes examined in each experiment. SD shown in parentheses.

  • b spz, sporozoite.

  • c Student’s t test: percentage of salivary gland infected.

  • d , CS(Pf) vs CS(sx) p = 0.0004.

  • e , CS(Pf) vs wt p = 0.03.

  • f , spz/positive salivary gland CS(Pf) vs CS(sx) p = 0.04.