Assessment of Developmental and Reproductive Fitness of Dengue-Resistant Transgenic Aedes aegypti and Improvement of Fitness Using Antibiotics
Developmental fitness measures of antibiotic-treated wild mosquitoes (WM) and transgenic mosquitoes (TM): (a) oviposition, (b) fertility, (c) larval life span, (d) adult male survival curves, (e) adult male life span, (f) adult female survival curves, and (g) adult male life span. Oviposition defined as the number of eggs per blood-fed female mosquitoes and female mosquitoes without any eggs laid was excluded from results; fecundity as the number of L1 larvae/number of eggs; larval life span as the number of days to become pupae from larvae; and adult life span as the number of days to the death of the mosquitoes. Three replicates were performed for each experiment. Data points followed by the same lowercase letter do not differ significantly from each other by Dunn’s test (). Survival curve statistical analysis was performed using a log-rank (Mantel-Cox) test. Bars represent maximum value to the minimum value of the results of TM or WM.