Resolution:
## Figure 5.
Duration of male–female interaction affects male survivorship post infection. Kaplan-Meier plots of survivorship of males differing in their duration of interaction
with females. We generated three treatments- Males had no interaction with females
and were held as virgins or Males and females interacted for one hour only or Males
and females interacted for two days continuously (see section (f) in Methods for further
details). The three types of males were then infected with Pe (n = 50 flies per treatment)
and their survivorship post infection was monitored. Cox proportion regression was
used to analyze data. Survivorship of Virgins (□) was not different from that of males
held with females for one hour (○) (p = 0.99, Cox proportion regression). Males constantly held with females for two days
(■) survived significantly better than both virgins (□) (p = 0.04, Cox proportion regression analysis) and males held with females for one hour
(○) (p = 0.03, Cox proportion regression analysis). None of the sham infected controls died.
Again, as in the previous figures, even though we had three different sham infected
controls, we represent all of them using a single line (―――) in the figure.
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