|Blood feeding behavior of West Nile virus susceptible (S), resistant (R), or unexposed (UNEXP) Cx. pipiens following feeding on WNV WT, WNV MP20, or non-infectious bloodmeal|
|UNEXP||WT S||WT R||MP20 S||MP20 R|
|wk. 1 rate2||0.20||0.46a||0.32||0.63a||0.43|
|wks. 2–6 rate3||0.41||0.31||0.28||0.23||0.10b|
|mean wk. rate4||0.23||0.32||0.27||0.28||0.15|
1 proportion feeding throughout the study (total fed/total offered).
2 proportion feeding at 7 days post infection.
3 combined proportion feeding in weeks 2–6 of the study.
4 mean weekly feeding rates.
5 proportion of females not taking a bloodmeal throughout the study.
6 mean number of bloodmeals imbibed by individual mosquitoes.
7 mean level of engorgement (1–4).
a significantly higher than unexposed (Chi-squared, p<0.05).
b significantly lower than unexposed (Chi-squared, p<0.05).
c significantly lower than all other groups (Chi-squared, p<0.05).
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Ciota et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:71 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-71