Table 5

Ratio of female-sterile and female-fertile strains transferred in a single asexual generation from mixtures of female-sterile and female-fertile strains

No. of female-sterile strains recovered/20 strains

Mean % of female-sterile strains recovered

Comparison with expected 50% ratio

Expected % based on conidial transfer evaluation in single culture


Mixture

Rep1

Rep2


S1 + S1B20

10

12

55

NS (Chi2 = 0.4, P = 0.522)

72.1

S2 + S2A20

19

20

97.5

S (Chi2 = 36.1, P = 0.000)

90.6

S3 + S3B20

19

20

97.5

S (Chi2 = 36.1, P = 0.000)

nd

S4 + S4A20

13

15

70

S (Chi2 = 6.4, P = 0.011)

57.5


The expected percentage based on conidial transfer evaluation in a single culture was calculated by averaging the observed number of conidia transferred for each of the two strains when grown individually

Saleh et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:42   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-42

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