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Table 2 Summary of blood feeding behavior among study groups

From: The costs of infection and resistance as determinants of West Nile virus susceptibility in Culex mosquitoes

  weekly feeding rate1 total unfed2 engorgement score3
resistant 34.21% 23.1% 2.0 +/- 1.3
susceptible 29.93% 28.8% 2.6 +/- 1.3
unexposed 34.15% 29.7% 2.5 +/- 1.1
  1. Data represents combined values from two replicates.
  2. 1 Mean weekly feeding rates for surviving mosquitoes
  3. 2 Initial bloodmeal feeding was required for entry into the study. Percents represent individuals that did not take at least one subsequent bloodmeal.
  4. 3 Mean score +/- SD. Levels of engorgement were qualitatively scored as 0-4, with 0 representing no blood and 4 representing full engorgement.