Table 3

Linear mixed effects model selection of Ae. aegypti development rate from hatch to emergence
Fixed factor Random factor AIC Δ AIC BIC Δ BIC
T, Ph, D, Dt, EV Author, Lat -71.58 131.32 -51.24 140.86
T, Ph, D, Dt, EV Lat -69.23 133.67 -51.25 140.85
T, Ph, D, Dt, EV Author -73.48 129.42 -55.49 136.61
T, Ph, D, Dt Author -76.71 126.19 -60.97 131.13
T, Ph, Dt, EV Author -78.76 124.14 -63.02 129.08
T, Ph, D, EV Author -89.58 113.32 -73.65 118.45
T, D, Dt, EV Author -98.46 104.44 -82.06 110.04
Ph, D, Dt, EV Author 24.1 227 39.84 231.94
T, D, Dt Author -105.3 97.6 -91.2 100.9
T, Dt, EV Author -106.5 96.4 -92.4 99.7
T, D, EV Author -140.2 62.7 -125 67.1
D, Dt, EV Author 9.06 211.96 23.13 215.23
T, D Author -147 55.9 -134.3 57.8
T, EV Author -195 7.9 -181.5 10.6
D, EV Author -12.11 190.79 0.55 192.65
EV Author -43.19 159.71 -32.39 159.71
T Author -202.9 0 -192.1 0

Fixed factors considered were temperature (T), photoperiod (Ph), density in larvae/mL (D), diet in mg/larva/day (Dt), and environmental variability (EV). Environmental variability represents constant versus variable temperatures. Random factors included study author (Author) and latitude of origin for the Ae. aegypti study strain. The best model with minimum values for each selection criterion is bolded.

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Couret and Benedict BMC Ecology 2014 14:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-14-3

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