Table 3

Model D tested the effect of diet on mortality tolerance
Factor z-value Pr(<|z|)
Load 6.33 <0.001
Diet 2.56 0.011
Day 6.58 <0.001
Diet*Load -2.66 0.007
Load*Day -6.06 <0.001
Diet*Day -3.57 <0.001
Diet*Load*Day 3.78 <0.001

The proportion of flies alive each day post-infection is the response variable. Genotype is a random factor in the model. Load, Diet, and Day predict Mortality. Mortality tolerance is affected by Diet (Diet*Load), Day (Load*Day), and the interaction between these two factors (Diet*Load*Day).

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