BioMed Research International / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Assessment of Developmental and Reproductive Fitness of Dengue-Resistant Transgenic Aedes aegypti and Improvement of Fitness Using Antibiotics

Table 2

Fertility and mating success of mating mixes of transgenic and wild mosquitoes (TM and WM) of Ae. aegypti.

Mating mixLaboratory conditionsSemifield conditions
Fertility (%)TM rate (%)Relative mating successFertility (%)TM rate (%)Relative mating success

C82.35 ()73.37 ()
G163.66 ()41.89b ()0.7244.15 ()41.74d ()0.72
G254.74a ()41.17b ()0.7035.56c ()40.27d ()0.67
G369.17 ()17.40 ()0.2160.27 ()16.17 ()0.19
G453.56a ()52.07 ()1.0937.50c ()51.92 ()1.08

Lowercase letters are showing significant equal rates (chi-square test) between the wild mosquito (WM) and the transgenic mosquito (TM) mating mixes. Relative mating success is calculated as the ratio of the percentage of progeny from transgenic males to wild-type males; for example, for 46% TM rate, relative mating success is calculated as 46/(100-46). The number of total eggs or larvae for each experiment is given in parenthesis. Mating mixes are C (), G1 (), G2 (), and G3 ().